Monday, 25 February 2008

Police pursuit: repeat offender jailed over fatal smash

A man has been jailed for at least five years for killing a State Emergency Service volunteer in a fatal road smash at Wingfield in Adelaide a year ago.

The offender was in a stolen car and being chased by police when the crash happened.

Denis Vlado Dundovic, of Renown Park, was driving at more than 160 kilometres per hour, more than double the speed limit.

There were two young women passengers in the car and it had no headlights on when Dundovic ploughed into the car of 30-year-old Peter Godfrey, who died at the scene.

Dundovic was under the influence of methylamphetamines.

He was on parole after being in jail three times in the previous three years - once for almost killing a car load of people during another police chase.

District Court Judge Steven Millsteed said it was not a momentary or impulsive crime and he described Dundovic's actions as outrageous.

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