Teenage driver who sped from cops before crash that critically injured Tamika Wever avoids juvenile detention

By Sam Rigney
Updated January 28 2022 - 1:34am, first published 1:04am
HORRIFIC: The maxi-taxi on its side following the crash at Edgeworth in 2020. On Friday, the teenage driver avoided serving more time in detention.

A TEENAGER who was drunk, disqualified from driving and speeding away from police when he ran a red light at Edgeworth and caused a crash that critically injured mother-of-three Tamika Weaver will not serve any more time in juvenile detention, with a magistrate praising the 18-year-old for turning his life around.



Sam Rigney

Court Reporter

Sam began his Newcastle Herald career as a night police reporter in 2011. He is an experienced court reporter who has won two national court reporting awards, including the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Court Reporting for his coverage of the Hunter's worst serial rapist. Before working at the Herald, Sam was a sports journalist with the Maitland Mercury where he won awards for his coverage of the Newcastle Rugby League salary cap scandal. Sam is a Novocastrian born-and-bred.

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