Gravesend man jailed for 12 months after stealing friend's Audi and crashing in Bexleyheath

News Shopper: Gravesend man jailed for 12 months after stealing friend's Audi and crashing in Bexleyheath Gravesend man jailed for 12 months after stealing friend's Audi and crashing in Bexleyheath

A man who stole his friend’s car and led police on a high speed chase has been jailed for 12 months.

John Peyto, 21, from Hampton Crescent, Gravesend drove the Audi A6 through Strood and onto the A2 towards Bexleyheath on October 7 last year.

He was spotted by police driving along the A2 in Rochester and he was pursued, when another police vehicle joined them but was subsequently rammed.

The vehicle then made off at speeds exceeding 120mph where he then collided with another vehicle and a bus before Peyto abandoned the car in Bexleyheath.

He was tracked down using Kent Police dogs and arrested, where he said ‘how’s my driving?’ Peyto was charged with dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving with no insurance and failing to stop.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on March 12 to 12 months in prison and was disqualified from driving for four years.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable David Preston said: "The driver of the car he hit was injured, thankfully not seriously but this could have been so much worse.

"He had very little regard for the public and road users, weaving in and out of the traffic and then tried to escape capture, even making sarcastic comments to the arresting officers.

"But he will now spend the next 12 months in prison, paying the price of his actions."

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3:51pm Fri 14 Mar 14

SidcupResident says...

So he nearly kills someone but only gets '12 months' (out in 4 months or less!). Our judicial system is an absolute joke.

The sad part is, the public voted for it....
So he nearly kills someone but only gets '12 months' (out in 4 months or less!). Our judicial system is an absolute joke. The sad part is, the public voted for it.... SidcupResident
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5:06pm Fri 14 Mar 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Yes......but read the article carefully and you will see that he was very mindful of public safety -

"He had very little disregard for the public and road users"
Yes......but read the article carefully and you will see that he was very mindful of public safety - "He had very little disregard for the public and road users" The Fozziest of Bears
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