Learner driver banned before even passing his test after leading police on 105mph chase

Learner – Adam Wyeth led police on a high-speed chase, despite not even passing his test (Stock picture: Getty)

A learner driver has been handed a suspended jail sentence and banned before even taking his test after leading police on a 105mph chase.

Adam Wyeth panicked when he was pulled over and sped off, reaching speeds of 80mph in some areas and more than 100mph on the A38 near Buckfastleigh in Devon.

The 23-year-old was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence after admitting dangerous driving, having illegal tyres and no licence or insurance at Exeter Crown Court.

He was also handed 120 hours unpaid work and 25 days supervision, banned from driving for a year and ordered to take an extended driving test.

The court heard Wyeth had bought a Vauxhall Astra a few days before the police chase on April 9 but had not yet passed his test and was not insured.

He was pulled over on Dartbridge Road in Buckfastleigh but instead sped off.

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The judge told Wyeth his driving was “thoughtless, irresposible” and “utterly dangerous” and he was lucky nobody was killed or injured.

The court heard that Wyeth has Asperger’s, ADHD, and learning difficulties and had lost his job.