The stolen van came to a halt in a paddock at Dunmore.A woman accused of stealing an Australia Postdeliveryvan andleading a hair-raising police chase from Nowra to Dunmore in February has been jailed for at least 12 months.
Nanjing Night Net

Keira Griffin evaded four attempts by two separate highway patrol carsto bring her to a halt before a set of road spikes and a tight left hand bend brought her unstuck.

Griffin was arrested in a paddockat Dunmorehaving spurred her stolen ride on to speeds of up to 150km/h.

Police say Griffin was irrational and drug-addled when she chanced upona panel van with keys in the ignition,on Jaycee Avenue at Nowra on the afternoon of February 10.

The driver –an Australia Post contractor –gave chase as shedrove away.

Griffin traveled to a friend’s house at Santuary Point, made an “irrational”request for aset of number plates, collided with a car parked outside and ranover a letter boxbefore decamping.

Highway Patrol officers attempted to stop the van as it travelled north on the Princes Highway at South Nowra before haltingthe pursuit due to Griffin’s erratic driving.

The pursuit was reactivated then abandoneda further three times until road spikes stopped the van for good.

Police said Griffin was “dreamy” and making requests for the drug ice when arrested.

In Wollongong court on Friday, Magistrate Geraldine Beattie said Griffin’s actions had been terribly reckless.

“It’s only because you’re still alive that you are where you are today,” she said, noting Griffin could easily have been killed if she’d been involved in an accident during the pursuits.

“You’re manner of driving was highly dangerous.”

Griffin will be eligible for parole next February.

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