Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Hoon driving Crow avoids jail

Adelaide Crows footballer Scott Thompson has been given a suspended jail sentence for hoon driving.

Thompson, 25, had pleaded guilty in Port Adelaide Magistrates Court to causing serious harm by dangerous driving and leaving the scene of an accident at Fulham last November.

Magistrate Paul Foley said Thompson panicked after crashing into a pole.

His friend Adam Sampson was seriously injured.

Mr Foley aid he could have jailed the midfielder for five years for each offence, but instead he set a four-month prison term which he suspended.

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