P-plater hoons through school

JUST nine days after being given his driver's licence, a Warwick teenager hooned through busy school grounds, coming frighteningly close to large gas bottles and children.

Tyrone James Pascoe drove his unregistered car to The Scots PGC College just before 2pm on August 9.

Students were on their lunch break and scattered throughout areas of the school at the time.

The Warwick Magistrates Court yesterday heard Pascoe performed "circle work" throughout the school grounds and narrowly avoided colliding with three 145kg gas bottles in a gazebo that also housed a number of students at that time.

Police prosecutor Steve de Lissa said the dangerous driver was travelling at "significant speed" and just metres from where students were sitting.

"This was an incredibly stupid thing to do, especially due to the fact it was lunch and quite a number of students were outside," he said.

The 16-year-old student to whom Pascoe was trying to sell the vehicle got into the car at one stage, with Pascoe continuing his reckless driving with the youngster present.

After the student left the vehicle, Pascoe did several more burnouts before driving away.

Pascoe pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving an unregistered vehicle and disturbing the good order of a school.

The 17-year-old mouthed a swear word yesterday as Magistrate Graham Lee fined him $1200 and disqualified him from driving for six months.

Topics:  court, police, p-plater, the scots pgc college, warwick



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