Drug driver who led police on 100mph cocaine car chase sentenced to play golf

A drug driver who led police on a 100mph car chase while high on cocaine has been sentenced to play golf.

The bizarre penalty was imposed after a court heard Jake Scott, 24, was a talented sportsman whose career had crashed due to his substance abuse.

Judge Olga Pasportnikov ordered him to play one round at Moray Golf Club in Lossiemouth, north-east Scotland, at least once a month.

“It’s shame to see talent going to waste,’’ she told him, demanding written confirmation from the club that he turns up.

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She said he could also pass on his skills to youngsters during his 18-month supervision order.

Scott, of Lossiemouth, had fled at high speed after police officers tried to pull him over.

When he was later arrested he admitted he had been “spooked” when he saw the police car’s blue flashing lights because he had taken cocaine earlier that day.

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He was originally ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work after admitting driving under the influence but he was re-arrested after breaching the rules of the sentence.

At a re-sentencing hearing at Elgin Sheriff Court his solicitor Matthew O’Neill said: “He is not the Jake Scott he expected to be when he was younger.”

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