New Zealand Police v Sanders [2017] NZDC 5328

Published 17 July 2017

Sentencing — burglary —theft of motor vehicle —unlawfully taking motor vehicle — assaults — fail to stop to ascertain after a motor vehicle accident — interfering with motor vehicle — male assaults female — dangerous driving — breach of supervision — wilful damage — failing to stop for red and blue flashing lights — sustained loss of traction. The defendant went on a "crime spree" committing numerous burglaries over a short space of time. The defendant took vehicles, and then drove off, leaving Police to chase him. The defendant received credit for guilty pleas and his young age. The defendant was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment. Judgment Date: 14 March 2017.