Speeding driver claims he ran a red light chasing after a ‘hot chick’ wanted to meet her

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A driver who caused a police pursuit through the streets of Darwin said he was simply ‘escorting himself home’ after fleeing into bushland before running two red lights and mounting a traffic island.

Nathan Galvin, 25, made several excuses for breaking the law and evading police after representing himself at the Darwin Local Court on Thursday.

Among the explanations for breaking the law were claims he sped away because he saw a ‘chick’ who looked a bit ‘how you going’.

Galvin has pleaded guilty to running from the police and causing a chase through the streets of Darwin on January 25, reports the NTNews 

Police facts state Galvin was pulled over for driving a car with expired insurance and failing to display his p-plates.

But when officers told him they were going to arrest him he took off, fleeing into bushland off Tiger Brennan Drive briefly before returning to his car and driving off.

He evaded police by running through two red lights and avoiding road spikes set up by mounting a traffic island. 

He was arrested in the carpark of his apartment building on Smith Street a short time later.

At Darwin Local Court on Thursday Galvin told Judge John Neil he had run from police because he felt ‘threatened for his life’.

He explained he had run the red light because a ‘chick’ watching him ‘looked a bit how you going’.

He also complained about getting injured after running into the bushland.  

The judge gave him a three month suspended sentence for the offences, fining him $2050 and banning him from driving for 12 months.

When he was told he would be losing his licence for a year he said he’d ‘rather go to jail.’  

 

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