Two sisters without driving licences led police on a 90mph chase – and asked cops for a cigarette when they were finally halted.
Amy and Laura Humpage (Ed: SNORK!) also SWAPPED seats before officers caught up with them, drove on the wrong side of the road, ran three red lights and demolished a 2ft brick wall.A lovey pair. And recipients of the now-notorious leniency reserved for the fairer sex:
Laura, 27, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving without insurance and a licence.
The court heard she had suffered mental health problems and had been sectioned in the past.
She was handed a 12-month suspended sentence and a supervision order.
Amy, 25, admitted careless driving, failing to provide a specimen and having no licence.
She was given a two-month suspended sentence and ordered to pay £250.This despite the acknowledged seriousness of the offence:
Passing sentence, Judge Murray Creed told the pair: “I’m quite satisfied that, as far as the crime is concerned, it passed the custody threshold.”Well, you can’t be that satisfied, can you?
And he told Laura: “I am concerned about your bipolar condition and in particular the fact you’ve been subject to mental health orders in the past.”I’m concerned too – concerned that the next time these two go on a car chase with the police, they’ll mow down someone who isn’t the expendable Judge Creed.