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Old 05-13-2002, 16:03   #1 (permalink)
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Driver who ran down officer 'was re-enacting computer game'

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The driver of a stolen car who killed a highway patrol officer during a police chase was re-enacting one of his PlayStation computer games, The Need for Speed - Hot Pursuit, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.

Trevor Edward Holton, 26, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Senior Constable Jim Affleck, 43, near Campbelltown on January 14 last year.

In his opening address yesterday, the Crown prosecutor, Mark Tedeschi, QC, said that during the pursuit Holton was ''testing his car rallying skills" and was ''engaged in a real life re-enactment of the computer game".

''To him the lives of other road users and the lives of police officers were just there as props to provide the thrill of the chase, and they were expendable in the pursuit of that thrill. Jim Affleck's death was just part of this real-life game."

The court was told the chase began about 8.30am after another man, who was a passenger in the four-wheel-drive, committed a bag snatch at Moss Vale. Also in the car was the man's four-year-old stepdaughter.


For the next 40 minutes police chased the stolen vehicle as it drove on the wrong side of the road along the M5 freeway and the old Hume Highway, reaching speeds of up to 180kmh.

At one stage the passenger got out of the car and tried to take the girl with him but Holton sped off with her.

Senior Constable Affleck tried to stop the vehicle by throwing road spikes across the M5 but Holton swerved across two lanes to miss the spikes and hit the officer, Mr Tedeschi said. His body landed 80 metres away.

The stolen vehicle somersaulted and landed on its roof, with the girl, uninjured, still in the back. Holton fled but was arrested that night.

In a police interview Holton had said he ''was not prepared, at any stage, to get pulled over or stop". He had seen Senior Constable Affleck running across the road in front of him trying to get the spikes under the vehicle.

''I couldn't swerve; I couldn't dodge him. I was going too fast. It's like he [Affleck] didn't care what happened.

''To me it was like it was suicide. He could see how fast I was going. He could see I could not stop.

''I have just been so angry ... he could have avoided me so easy."

He had said he knew about road spikes from playing the computer game, in which the main method of avoiding spikes is to veer off the road onto a median strip or the grass.

The trial continues.
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Gee! That is one seriously disturbed individual. Fry him!
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blaming Need for speed, what a crock of shit, at times like this I wish we still had the death sentence
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oops... didn't see this and i posted the same thing in The Asylum.
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time for people to stop treating crims as the victom and to hang the arsholes
he could have avoided me ,you hadnt stollen the car you f#$$@n turd he wouldnt have been there at all .
should start calling all crims barts (i didnt do it)
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I'm heavily into PC gaming and i'm getting sick and tired of people constanly trying to get off crimes by blaming computer games...

Man I play Gran Turismo, Quake, Counterstrike, Grand theft auto... shit the list goes on so do all my friends, we don't kill people, or drive around like idiots cause the games told us how to...(my hooning is completely my own choice :o)

FFS stop trying to blame all the worlds problems on ;
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Old 05-13-2002, 22:18   #8 (permalink)
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i heard on the radio this morning that he was testing out his driving skills

his a complete dickhead!
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I'm heavily into PC gaming and i'm getting sick and tired of people constanly trying to get off crimes by blaming computer games...

Man I play Gran Turismo, Quake, Counterstrike, Grand theft auto... shit the list goes on so do all my friends, we don't kill people, or drive around like idiots cause the games told us how to...(my hooning is completely my own choice :o)

FFS stop trying to blame all the worlds problems on ;
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TAKE RESPONSOBILITY FOR YOUR OWN GODDAM ACTIONS

your not wrong there
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One word for this: bizarre.
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