A 44 year-old man who failed to stop for traffic officers, exceeding speeds of 90mph throuhout Rotherham, has been sentenced to sentenced to four years in prison and was disqualified from driving for five years.
Christopher Cox, of Masbrough Street was spotted by a traffic officer in an unmarked car on Friday 20 December 2019 travelling on Upper Wortley Road towards Rotherham just before 2am.
Traffic Officer PC Wes Turner said: “The car had caught my attention due to dangerously overtaking other cars on the road. I requested the driver to pull over for a chat, but Cox failed to do so and a pursuit commenced.”
“Cox reached speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, driving dangerously in residential areas while attempting to evade police. During the pursuit, Cox stopped his car twice and reversed into my unmarked police car, causing significant damage.”
“When Cox eventually stopped, he attempted to escape on foot. He was arrested and after a search of the car it was clear he had attempted to evade police due to him having drugs, cash and weapons.”
Cox appeared at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday, (10 February) after being charged with various offences including dangerous driving, driving without insurance and licence, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and possession of a bladed article in a public place.
PC Turner added: “Cox’s actions and determination to not be caught by officers could have had a very different outcome and put members of our community in danger.
“We are committed to disrupting criminals who use our road network for criminality.”