Motorist in alleged Geraldton high-speed pursuit apologises to court for ‘mother-f*****’ comment

Zoe KeenanGeraldton Guardian

A man charged with two counts of reckless driving to escape police pursuits on May 30 and eight other driving offences has had his case adjourned for legal advice.

Juan Reece Bellotti appeared in Geraldton Magistrate’s Court today via video link from Greenough Regional Prison and no pleas were entered.

On May 30, Mr Bellotti allegedly reached speeds of up to 140km/h, drove on the wrong side of the road in front of the police station and was involved in two high-speed police pursuits.

Mr Bellotti told the magistrate he was sorry for his outburst at his first appearance in custody when he said he wanted to appear via video because he “didn’t want to come back to this mother f*****”.

He will appear again in August.

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