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Selwyn Times: June 13, 2018

Selwyn Times: June 13,

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018 Locally Owned On song Whitecliffs singer following in famous footsteps Future captains Young netballers meet their idols June 29 - July 1 EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW Page 8 Page 4 021 914 565 High speed smash puts convicted killer back in jail Lucky escape for passenger • By Barry Clarke and Emily O’Connell A CONVICTED killer is back behind bars after a spectacular crash while allegedly fleeing police. John Oliver Jamieson’s Subaru Forester crashed through the Rolleston dog park fence on June 2. A spear-like fence post smashed through the window screen narrowly missing a woman in the passenger seat. Miraculously Jamieson and the woman were unhurt. He had earlier been recorded driving at 180km/h on State Highway 1. A cut-down rifle was later found by police in the vehicle. Startled dog walkers said Jamieson ran a short distance from the vehicle before stopping to see if the woman in the vehicle was okay. Police arrived soon after and he was apprehended. Jamieson was one of six men IMPACT: The aftermath of the high speed crash on June 2 when this vehicle went through a dog park fence. PHOTO: BARRY CLARKE found guilty of the manslaughter of Timaru man Wayne Kerry Bray in 2009. Jamieson received a nine-year jail sentence. He was on bail for other charges at the time of the attack on Mr Bray. Mr Bray, 26, died four days after he was punched, kicked and stomped on in a Timaru street. Mr Bray had walked past a property where there had been a party. There had been bad blood between one of the men found guilty and Mr Bray which led to the attack. Jamieson appeared in the district court on June 4 facing charges of driving at a dangerous speed, driving while disqualified, failing to stop, reckless driving, careless driving and unlawful possession of a firearm. •Turn to page 4 Need water? From consent to the pump We can help you with water wells residential irrigation lifestyle 03 324 2571