Drink driver crashed after 20-minute police chase through Blackrod

The Bolton News: Bolton Crown Court Bolton Crown Court

A DRIVER crashed into a tree after a 20-minute police chase.

Ryan Burns volunteered to drive his girlfriend’s Astra car home to Horwich following a birthday party at a social club in Blackrod after she had drunk too much.

But 22-year-old Burns, of Vicarage Road, Blackrod, who had been drinking himself, was almost double the legal alcohol limit and uninsured when he got behind of the wheel of the car at 11.30pm on February 15.

Saul Brody, prosecuting, told Bolton Crown Court how Burns was spotted by police after failing to give way to other traffic as he turned on to Manchester Road. But instead of stopping when the officer switched on his blue lights, Burns drove off.

Mr Brody said Burns drove at speeds of up to 80mph, mounting kerbs, driving on a pavement and failed to stop at red lights or at mini roundabouts as he drove through Blackrod, Adlington and Chorley.

Later, in Sheep House Lane, Rivington, he lost control on a right hand bend and hit a brick wall.

But he continued driving until he lost control again and hit a tree further along the road.

A female passenger in the back seat suffered bruised ribs and Burns’ girlfriend, who was the front seat passenger, broke her foot.

Burns was arrested and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, drink-driving, failing to stop, and driving without insurance.

Paul Tonge, defending, said Burns was a young man from a good family who had never been in trouble before. Sentencing him to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, Judge Timothy Stead said it was lucky that no one was seriously hurt.

Burns was also ordered to carry out 150 hours unpaid work and banned from driving for three years, after which he must take an extended driving test.

He was also told to pay £200 prosecution costs and a £100 victim surcharge.

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7:48pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

This idiot cared only about himself and not the lives in his charge or other road users - you, me, our families and friends.

Execute the worthless s h i t.
This idiot cared only about himself and not the lives in his charge or other road users - you, me, our families and friends. Execute the worthless s h i t. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 10

11:23am Sun 6 Apr 14

MrBenggo says...

The usual clap trap from the defense,"from a good family and never been in trouble before"
Only by good luck no one was killed and he is not jailed,for god's sake can the judicial system not get a grip and administer the law as it should be.
How can any defense lawyer defend this type of behaviour?
The usual clap trap from the defense,"from a good family and never been in trouble before" Only by good luck no one was killed and he is not jailed,for god's sake can the judicial system not get a grip and administer the law as it should be. How can any defense lawyer defend this type of behaviour? MrBenggo
  • Score: 6

11:55am Sun 6 Apr 14

Don Kiddick says...

MrBenggo wrote:
The usual clap trap from the defense,"from a good family and never been in trouble before"
Only by good luck no one was killed and he is not jailed,for god's sake can the judicial system not get a grip and administer the law as it should be.
How can any defense lawyer defend this type of behaviour?
Well everyone is entitled to a defense, if the defense of a guilty party is strong enough to win a case - it's the prosecution team that failed to do their jobs. Way of the world.

Instead of worthless, I could have used many other terms - spineless being one of the more apt.

What must someone be like to risk the life of his girlfriend, another friend and the damage to their families should a really serious or fatal accident have occured? It says here his family is "good"? Really? To bring someone up with so little in the way of morality and so much in the way of disregard for anything but his own sad, sorry and pathetic little behind doesn't ring true with coming from a good family.

What a man he is. What a coward.
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: The usual clap trap from the defense,"from a good family and never been in trouble before" Only by good luck no one was killed and he is not jailed,for god's sake can the judicial system not get a grip and administer the law as it should be. How can any defense lawyer defend this type of behaviour?[/p][/quote]Well everyone is entitled to a defense, if the defense of a guilty party is strong enough to win a case - it's the prosecution team that failed to do their jobs. Way of the world. Instead of worthless, I could have used many other terms - spineless being one of the more apt. What must someone be like to risk the life of his girlfriend, another friend and the damage to their families should a really serious or fatal accident have occured? It says here his family is "good"? Really? To bring someone up with so little in the way of morality and so much in the way of disregard for anything but his own sad, sorry and pathetic little behind doesn't ring true with coming from a good family. What a man he is. What a coward. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 0

12:12pm Sun 6 Apr 14

biglad44 says...

This is the justice system of today just out of today's news in the BN mum £48k benefits con non custodial. Drug dealer sells drugs to undercover police officers non custodial. Drink driver in police chase crashes injuring passengers non custodial. **** addict sexually abused 14 year old non custodial. Man stole beer worth £2 and breaches ASBO by having a drink in town JAILED for 20 weeks. How can the law be fair makes me wonder why I get up for work everyday at 5:30 and work a 10 hour shift.
This is the justice system of today just out of today's news in the BN mum £48k benefits con non custodial. Drug dealer sells drugs to undercover police officers non custodial. Drink driver in police chase crashes injuring passengers non custodial. **** addict sexually abused 14 year old non custodial. Man stole beer worth £2 and breaches ASBO by having a drink in town JAILED for 20 weeks. How can the law be fair makes me wonder why I get up for work everyday at 5:30 and work a 10 hour shift. biglad44
  • Score: 9

3:28pm Sun 6 Apr 14

MrBenggo says...

biglad44,
being past the age of work now,and with regard to your comment about getting up for work,I worked all my life and I came to the conclusion that nobody got rich working in what I call an everyday job,you have to have money left to you,win it or go out and steal it.
biglad44, being past the age of work now,and with regard to your comment about getting up for work,I worked all my life and I came to the conclusion that nobody got rich working in what I call an everyday job,you have to have money left to you,win it or go out and steal it. MrBenggo
  • Score: 4

4:06pm Sun 6 Apr 14

boltonnut says...

biglad44 wrote:
This is the justice system of today just out of today's news in the BN mum £48k benefits con non custodial. Drug dealer sells drugs to undercover police officers non custodial. Drink driver in police chase crashes injuring passengers non custodial. **** addict sexually abused 14 year old non custodial. Man stole beer worth £2 and breaches ASBO by having a drink in town JAILED for 20 weeks. How can the law be fair makes me wonder why I get up for work everyday at 5:30 and work a 10 hour shift.
Big lad you stole my comment,I had it all figured out what to write then bingo there was my comment,I agree with what you wrote 100%.Take no notice of Benggo,I'm retired too and live a comfortable life by doing an every day job,there's no need for hand outs to enjoy your later days.Just keep working at a honest every day job and every thing will work out.
[quote][p][bold]biglad44[/bold] wrote: This is the justice system of today just out of today's news in the BN mum £48k benefits con non custodial. Drug dealer sells drugs to undercover police officers non custodial. Drink driver in police chase crashes injuring passengers non custodial. **** addict sexually abused 14 year old non custodial. Man stole beer worth £2 and breaches ASBO by having a drink in town JAILED for 20 weeks. How can the law be fair makes me wonder why I get up for work everyday at 5:30 and work a 10 hour shift.[/p][/quote]Big lad you stole my comment,I had it all figured out what to write then bingo there was my comment,I agree with what you wrote 100%.Take no notice of Benggo,I'm retired too and live a comfortable life by doing an every day job,there's no need for hand outs to enjoy your later days.Just keep working at a honest every day job and every thing will work out. boltonnut
  • Score: 4

4:15pm Sun 6 Apr 14

MrBenggo says...

Boltonnut,
"take no notice of Benggo"you wrote.
Maybe you have had a very well paid job all your life,I got up for work,12 hour shifts and week ends some time,and 12 hour night shifts,but when I see some of the criminals driving about in fancy cars,away on holiday's,I ask myself,"was it worth it"and no it wasn't.As I said you don't get rich working at an everyday job,and then again it depends on your ambitions,what you want.
Boltonnut, "take no notice of Benggo"you wrote. Maybe you have had a very well paid job all your life,I got up for work,12 hour shifts and week ends some time,and 12 hour night shifts,but when I see some of the criminals driving about in fancy cars,away on holiday's,I ask myself,"was it worth it"and no it wasn't.As I said you don't get rich working at an everyday job,and then again it depends on your ambitions,what you want. MrBenggo
  • Score: 0

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