Police pursuit: Teen admits manslaughter of innocent motorist

Author
Kurt Bayer, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 10:08AM
Kenneth McCaul died in the Christchurch crash last month. Photo / File
Kenneth McCaul died in the Christchurch crash last month. Photo / File

Police pursuit: Teen admits manslaughter of innocent motorist

Author
Kurt Bayer, NZ Herald,
Publish Date
Fri, 8 Nov 2019, 10:08AM

A 17-year-old driver has admitted the manslaughter of an innocent motorist killed in a crash as the teen was being pursued by police.

The teen, who cannot yet be named, entered a guilty plea to a charge of manslaughter at the High Court in Christchurch this morning.

Kenneth Patrick Gerard McCaul, 64, died in the crash at the intersection of Idris Rd and Glandovey Rd shortly after 4am on October 22.

Kenneth McCaul was the innocent motorist killed in the crash.
Kenneth McCaul was the innocent motorist killed in the crash.

Four passengers, all in their teens, were taken to hospital with what police described at the time as "moderate injuries".

The Canterbury teenager, appearing in the dock wearing a suit and supported in the courtroom by family members, also admitted a charge of reckless driving causing injury to one of his passengers.

Kenneth McCaul's vehicle.
Kenneth McCaul's vehicle.

Justice Rachel Dunningham remanded him on continued bail for sentencing on December 16.

Interim name suppression will be argued before he is sentenced.

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