No jail for uninsured hit-and-run driver

Lincolnshire driver escapes prison after leaving biker seriously injured then torching his car to hide evidence

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Submitted by Visordown News on Tue, 16/06/2009 - 08:06

A MALE DRIVER who seriously injured a motorcyclist in a road collision, before fleeing the scene then setting fire to his car to hide the evidence, has escaped a prison sentence.

Earlier this week, Lincoln Magistrates' Court heard how Kerry Miles Pick, 25, ran a red light in Broadgate, Lincoln, before colliding with the biker. Realising the seriousness of his actions, Pick then fled the scene before deliberately torching his car.

The motorcyclist, whose name has yet to be released by Police, sustained a broken knee, ankle and arm.

In court, Pick pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, no insurance, no MOT test certificate and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

But Magistrates chose not to hand down a custodial sentence as Pick had entered an early guilty plea. Instead he'll get a high level community order.

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