News from Brake
16 June 2017
Judge Robert Adams, sitting at Newcastle Crown Court, today handed Adam Elliott, 26, a nine-month jail term, suspended for 18 months, a £100 fine and £1,500 prosecution costs, for dangerous driving.
Adam Elliott had previously admitted charges of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance at a previous hearing.
He will also be disqualified from driving for two years and has been ordered to carry out 150 hours of rehabilitation activity.
Commenting on the sentencing, Jason Wakeford, from road safety charity Brake, said: "This driver has shown total disregard for the safety of others on the road and the law. It's nothing short of a miracle that no one was killed by his reckless actions.
"On average, five people die on our roads each day. We believe that sentences for those who endanger, injure or kill should be much tougher, serving as a better warning to those who flagrantly flout the law. There also needs to be more investment in road traffic policing, so the police have the resources needed to take more dangerous drivers off our roads."