Crazy moment ute driver rams stolen car off the road – while magistrate criticizes motorist for taking the law into his own hands
- Kyal Stuart Frunks, 31, chased and rammed a stolen car off the road
- Both cars lost control and Frunks’ ute was forced to hit the wrong side of the road
- Frunks was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment and suspended for two years
Dashcam footage captured the moment when a ute driver rammed a stolen car off the road before a magistrate slammed the driver into taking the law into his own hands.
Kyal Stuart Frunks, 31, was driving at high speed chasing the stolen Holden Commodore down a highway near Townsville, northeast Queensland.
The clip shows the two cars pulling in front of a truck in the wild chase that ended December 10 in a roadside smash.
Footage of the shocking moment showed Kyal Stuart Frunks, 31, chasing a stolen blue Holden Commodore behind the front of a truck before the two collided
In the footage, the two cars narrowly dodged the truck before Frunks’ white ute crashed and was forced across the street.
Frunks was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but was suspended for two years
The driver was also disqualified from driving for one year.
Magistrate Ross Mack beat Frunks for his actions and said he was lucky not to receive any further charges, the Townsville Bulletin.
“It is not acceptable for citizens to take the law into their own hands,” said Mack.
“The result of this driving may have been a tragic number of times, and it is pure luck that you are standing before the magistrates court and not before the district court on much more serious charges.
“You may consider yourself very happy, you are indeed not faced with the situation where several deaths have occurred as a result of what you have done.”
Magistrate Ross Mack beat Frunks’ vigilance and said he was lucky not to be prosecuted for killing other road users