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The dangerous drivers who led police chases along Northeastern roads UK News

These driving threats have caused horror on our roads, risking lives.

Reckless drivers have been brought to court in Tyneside after showing shocking speeds and utter disregard for other road users.

Many of them should not have been behind the wheel in the first place, due to their disqualification or lack of a valid driver’s license or insurance.

In one case, a drug dealer hit a speed of 120 mph in an attempt to escape police attention.

Among those who were convicted, the reasons they did not stop at the request of the police ranged from not wanting his wife to know he was driving his van and to exceed the limit for drinking and driving .

We take a look at the reckless and dangerous drivers who have found themselves in court in recent months after leading police in lawsuits across the region.

Thomas armstrong

Thomas armstrong
Thomas armstrong

The curious drug dealer led the police in a pursuit on the A1, reaching speeds of 120 mph.

Thomas Armstrong came to the attention of the police as he stood to watch an accident in an uninsured car that contained cocaine, cannabis, cash, a list of debtors and three cell phones.

Armstrong, of Coronation Crescent, Belford, Northumberland, was arrested and released on bail by police.

Having been banned from driving days earlier following a drug driving conviction, he was then spotted on the A1 in Felton, Northumberland, in December 2019.

When the police tried to stop him, he accelerated away and reached speeds of up to 120 mph and also made a mistake in roundabouts as he tried to flee.

The chase lasted 20 minutes, involved the police helicopter and passed through Shilbottle and Alnwick before it crashed through a fence on a housing estate.

He got out and was detained nearby, tests showing he had cocaine and the psychoactive constituent of cannabis in his system.

Armstrong pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine and MDMA, dangerous driving, disqualified driving, uninsured, drug driving, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of cannabis.

He was jailed for three and a half years and told her that he would be banned from driving for three years after his release.

Mark Crouth

Mark Crouth
Mark Crouth

The rabid thug attacked a takeout delivery driver with a pizza peel after complaining of misconduct – while on bail for a 100 km / h police chase.

Police were called and arrested him near Pronta Pizza in Cramlington and he said he was unhappy with the speed of vehicles in the area and believed the delivery driver was one of those responsible.

But at the time, in September, he was out on bail for dangerous driving after a police chase last June in Blyth.

Driving a Nissan Qashqai while disqualified, Crouth accelerated to 50-60mph on 30mph Cowpen Road, entered an oncoming traffic lane before narrowly missing a car near the roundabout. Asda.

Heading south on the A189 Spine Road, it hit speeds of up to 100 mph while undertaking cars.

He pulled off the two-lane road at Cramlington, crossed a red light and onto a grassy area. The car was found parked and locked shortly after.

The 27-year-old Allerhope man admitted dangerous driving, as well as an assault causing actual bodily harm, a fight and criminal damage in connection with the subsequent offenses.

He was jailed for 19 months.

Donald wharrier

Donald Wharrier leaving North Tyneside Magistrates' Court, North Shields
Donald Wharrier leaving North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, North Shields

Wharrier led the police in pursuit, passing through red lights and on the wrong side of the road.

The 38-year-old refused to stop because he didn’t want his wife to know he was driving his VW Caddy.

The father-of-two, who was uninsured and only held a provisional license, led the officers in a five-minute chase after attempting to arrest him in Wallsend on January 12 because he was traveling to- beyond the 30 mph limit.

Wharrier finally pulled up to his home in Courtfield Road, Walkergate, Newcastle, and immediately told officers he “shouldn’t be driving”.

The freelance carpenter received a community order and was banned from the roads after pleading guilty to one count each of dangerous driving, failing to stop for a police officer, driving without insurance and driving other than in accordance with a permit.

Magistrates gave Wharrier an 18-month community order, with 175 hours of unpaid work, and banned him from driving for 12 months.

He was also ordered to pay £ 85 in costs and a victim fine surcharge of £ 95.

David Morrison

David Morrison
David Morrison

This driving threat was not wearing a helmet when he decided to take an off-road motorcycle ride through the streets of Bedlington.

However, the 32-year-old quickly set off at full speed when he realized he had been spotted by officers and traveled along Rothesay.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-17 05:00:00