11, 2018 VIDEO:
96mph local Police chase leads to driver getting jail term
driver who reached speeds of 96mph in the local area after failing
to stop for Police has been given a jail term.
James Molloy, 24, from Castle Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire,
was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court on Friday (February 9th) after
admitting charges of dangerous driving and driving with no insurance.
was given a 20-month suspended jail sentence and was disqualified
from driving for two years. He must also complete unpaid work and
pay court costs.
Owen Davies tried to stop a Ford Fiesta being driven by Molloy on
the M5 between junctions 23 for Highbridge and Bridgwater North
and junction 24, at about 12.25am on Tuesday 5th December.
was driving at 96mph through the roadworks, even though there was
an advisory limit of 40mph in place.
failed to stop and left the M5 at junction 24, heading into Bridgwater.
the pursuit, Molloy drove on the wrong side of the road, crossed
double white lines, went through red lights on a crossroads at 70mph,
mounted and drove across a pavement and reached speeds of 75mph
in Taunton Road, where the limit is 30mph.
one point, an Audi travelling in the opposite direction was forced
to take evasive action to avoid a collision as Molloy drove straight
Davies eventually forced Molloys vehicle to stop in Puriton
Davies, of the Tri-Force Roads Policing Unit, said: "Callum
Molloy had no regard for other road users safety that day
and drove at extremely dangerous speeds during the pursuit."
the end of the incident he was continuing to drive despite the vehicle
suffering two blown tyres. His
actions could easily have had fatal consequences had he been in
collision with another motorist or pedestrian."
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