AN ARMIDALE man who was clocked at more than double the speed limit in a busy street has been jailed for two years.
Michael Gerald Waters denied charges of police pursuit, being a learner driver unaccompanied in a car and driving at a speed more than 45km over the limit.
But in a hearing in Armidale Local Court, Waters was found guilty by Magistrate Michael Holmes.
He was jailed for two years for the reckless driving in the pursuit with a non-parole period of 18 months set.
He was also convicted without further penalty of the remaining charges.
The 20-year-old was detected over the speed limit by highway patrol officers on September 18 in Armidale.
Officers were patrolling Erskine St just before 1pm when they saw Waters, who was known to have an outstanding warrant out for his arrest, behind the wheel of a speeding car.
Police claimed he was travelling at more than 120km per hour in the 50km zone.
Officers initiated a pursuit which reached speeds of 100km per hour before Waters fled the vehicle in Tysoe Cr.
Police gave chase but Waters wasn’t arrested until September 21 when Target Action Group officers found him at a Smith St home.
Waters has been disqualified from driving for three years.
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