Driver pursues love rival in park

SURGING hormones and young love clouded the decision-making of a teenager who used his vehicle to chase another male, Gympie Magistrates Court heard.

Blake Steven Warren Jo Jaenke, 17, was driving on March 6 when he saw his girlfriend with a male who had been in a relationship with her.

Jaenke braked, causing all four wheels to lock up and the car skidded sideways.

Smoke and screeching came from the tyres as the vehicle mounted a gutter and crossed a footpath before Jaenke pursued the male through a park.

The court heard Jaenke spun his car several times, throwing rocks and dust on bystanders, and nearly hit a parked car.

The male then approached Jaenke's car and began punching him through the window.

Jaenke leapt from his car and a scuffle broke out as people tried to intervene.

Jaenke jumped back in his car and sped off.

Jaenke pleaded guilty to dangerously operating a vehicle. He was placed on a $1500 good behaviour bond and disqualified from driving for six months.


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