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Teen mum drives 100km on the wrong side of road

A TEENAGE mother, who led police on three separate car chases, will remain in jail until at least next May.

Amy Rose Kemp had only just celebrated her 18th birthday when she stole two cars within the space of a few days and failed to stop when intercepted by police last year.

One car was used in a break in and clocked at more than 120kmh in a 60kms zone while the other rammed a series of vehicles during the chase.

The offences were estimated to have cost the community more than $14,500 in damage.

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Kemp was jailed for six months only to reoffend soon after being released on probation with another dangerous operation of a vehicle offence.

On that occasion, she drove for 100km down the wrong side of the road.

The Hervey Bay District Court heard jail had "been good" for Kemp whose offending had been related to methamphetamine use.

Judge Leanne Clare said Kemp should be encouraged to reunite with her son but as her decision to commit further offences was effectively a "rejection" of her chance at probation, she needed to be re-sentenced.

Kemp was sentenced to a further six months in jail.

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