Three motorists sentenced for dangerous driving

|News, Driving offences

Three men who drove dangerously along roads in North Wales before uploading the footage to YouTube have been sentenced at Mold Crown Court.

Jak Kitchener, Lewis Gething and Alexander Smith were travelling along the A543 past the Sportsmans Arms public house, and on the B4501, in a high speed convoy reaching speeds of over 100mph. 

The roads are commonly referred to as the “Evo Triangle” because of its popularity with some motorists and driving groups.

North Wales Police commenced an investigation into the incident after seeing footage posted on YouTube by Kitchener, which was subsequently removed.  When the footage was examined it showed the lead vehicle reaching a speed of 117mph on one section of the road.

Karen Dixon of the CPS said: “The defendants treated this public road like a race track putting their own lives at risk and endangering every other road user.

“The area is commonly used by cyclists and walkers and the consequences of a high speed collision could be catastrophic.

“The CPS provided advice during the investigation leading to strong evidence being placed before the Court.  This resulted in guilty pleas from all three drivers.”

The offence resulted in each defendant being ordered to pay over £3300 in fines and costs. Each defendant was also disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to sit an extended driving test.

Notes to editors

  • Karen Dixon is a District Crown Prosecutor in CPS Cymru-Wales.
  • The offence took place on 17 June 2017.
  • Jak Kitchener (DOB: 28/6/96), Lewis Gething (DOB: 17/11/95) and Alexander Smith (DOB: 19/6/96) pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on 8 August 2018.
  • All three defendants were sentenced on 10 August 2018.

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