A Primbee teen accused of leading police on a pursuit – while drug-affected, and whilebanned from driving until 2033 -has been ordered not to leave home unless accompanied by his mum or dad.
Eighteen-year-old Trae Sheffield Buckingham’s extensive driving record came under scrutiny in court this week after he allegedly led police on a pursuitthrough Primbee.
The alleged chase ended when Buckingham crashed his motorbike into a chain link fence Nicolle Road about 4.50pm on Monday.
Police say he attempted to run before he was tackled to the ground by pursing officers.
Buckingham had minutes earlier attracted police attention on King Street, Warrawong, after allegedly accelerating to 90kmh in a 70kmh zone.
Police say he ignored their lights and sirens while continuing south on Primbee Deviation, then accelerated to more than 90kmh in a 50kmh zone on Windang Road.
He was allegedly attempting toturn onto a grass laneway off Nicolle Road when he hit a fence and couldn’t re-start the motorcycle.
Police will allege the motorcycle was stolen and that Buckingham afterwards returned a positive result for methamphetamine.
On Tuesday Wollongong Local Court heard Buckingham’s license was suspended until May 2033, as a result of his driving while suspended on December 5, 2015.
The prolonged disqualification period was the result of “numerous habitual offender offences added to his original disqualification”, the court heard.
The prosecution opposed Buckingham’s release, citing concerns for community safety.
“The risk he posed to the community his this instance was extreme,” the prosecutor said.
“When he was stopped by police, it was merely because the motorcycle he was riding impacted with a fence.
“He had no intention of surrendering to police.That can be confirmed by him giving people false details when in custody.”
Buckingham was supported in court by his partner andparents, who pledged to keep a close eye on him.
Due to court holidays, his next chance to apply for bail would not have comeuntil January 9.
Bail was granted, on condition that Buckingham notleave his parents’ Wollongong home unless in their company. The matter returns to court January 10.
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