See the aftermath of a car crash after banned driver tried to escape police in her mum's car

This was the scene after a banned driver stole her mum’s car while she was on holiday and crashed it after police tried to flag her down.

By Fiona Thompson
Monday, 6th July 2020, 6:39 pm
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 6:40 pm

Katie Shone, from Ryton Court in South Shields, pinched the Seat Leon while her mother was abroad in August last year.

While cruising with a friend in Hebburn, the 32-year-old made a risky manoeuvre when she dangerously overtook a car on Mill Lane in Hebburn - which happened to be an unmarked police vehicle.

When the blue lights started flashing signalling for her to pull over as she heads back towards the A194 Leam Lane, she refused to stop and instead put her foot on the accelerator – hitting speeds of 60mph in a 40mph zone.

Katie Shone crashed her mum's car at the junction of the A194 Leam Lane and Mill Lane last August.

She sailed through a red light at a roundabout at the junction of the two roads before crashing into a Mini Cooper, leaving the unsuspecting driver with broken teeth and stomach muscle damage.

The 32-year-old, of Ryton Court, South Shields, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday, July 3, where she was handed a 14-month sentence, suspended for two years, and a two-year driving ban.

Chief Inspector Sam Rennison, of Northumbria Police’s Motor Patrols Department, said: “Shone’s erratic behaviour that night could have easily resulted in serious injury or death.

“She knowingly and willingly endangered the lives of other road users as she made dangerous manoeuvres, drove at excess speeds and even ran a red light with only one thing on her mind – getting away from our officers.

“At the time of the offence, Shone was already banned and clearly cannot be trusted to adhere to the laws of the road and has proven she is a danger to herself and others when behind the wheel.

“An extended driving ban is very welcome.”

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