A young man Montrealer who embarks on a high-speed chase while driving his grandmother’s shiny Porsche at 170 km/h without a valid license is now thinking of denying his guilt.
“He will soon be able to submit his request,” announced Mr. Khalid Alguima of the Crown, this Wednesday in the Montreal court.
Before judge Geneviève Graton, Dario Banchino, 22, did not say a word, instead leaving the floor to a lawyer who could represent him in connection with his dangerous driving that happened in April 2020.
At that time, the defendant was disqualified from driving due to license suspension. But this did not stop him from passing the wheel of the luxury car that belonged to his grandmother. He went on Highway 520 and went crazy, reaching 170 km / h while the limit in this zone is 70 km / h.
Police from the Sûreté du Québec tried to intercept him, but Banchino sped so fast that the patrol officers could not catch up with him.
“Despite the flashing lights and the siren, he continued to speed,” it was said at the time.
However, Banchino was arrested following a slight loss of control after going through the exit ramp from the expressway.
And after being handcuffed, Banchino told officers it wasn’t the first time he’d been caught like this: a year ago, he was pulled over for 100 mph in Laval, while his license was allowed.
His grandmother’s Porsche was towed to the impound lot.
Besides receiving a fine of $1,908 and 24 demerit points on his driving record, Banchino was also charged with dangerous driving. But instead of being tried, the young driver finally confessed everything.
But everything has to start again, because he now plans to request a trial.
He will return to court in November for further proceedings.