Kirkby Police ‘chase’ driver jailed for eight months

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A KIRKBY car driver who crashed into the boundary wall of a house after a high-speed police pursuit, has been jailed for eight months.

Nathan Sharp (20), of Kingsway, had no driving licence and had finished serving a ban only two days earlier, Nottingham Crown Court was told.

The judge, Recorder Miss Nirmal Shant told him: “This was an appalling piece of dangerous driving”

As an act of mercy she had shortened the sentence by a month because his partner was expecting their first child in September.

He would serve half his sentence, then be released on licence.

Police officers in a marked car on Alexandra Street, Kirkby, in the early afternoon on 12th January saw Sharp and another man in a Golf GTi, said James Cleary, prosecuting.

Checks showed the car might not be insured and the officers were concerned the driver might not be the registered keeper.

At first the Golf pulled over but when one of the officers approached it, Sharp revved up and accelerated away.

The police put on their blue light and siren as the Golf turned into Sutton Road and reached 75mph in a 30 limit.

It went into Church Street, clipping a van as it overtook it, then continued to Park Lane before forcing a seven-ton tipper lorry and trailer to make an emergency stop to prevent a head-on collision.

The Golf entered Selston doing around 65mph in a residential area.

On narrow Mansfield Road it mounted the pavement to overtake a van.

It finally took a corner onto Lilley Close too fast and hit a boundary wall, coming to a halt. The police went over and made arrests.

Sharp’s barrister Martin Elwick said no drink or drugs had been involved.

The judge disqualified Sharp for 12 months and he will have to take an extended test.

He admitted driving dangerously.