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High-Speed pursuit ends with a jail term

High-Speed pursuit ends with a jail term

A 20-year-old driver, who failed to stop for traffic officers, has been sentenced to time behind bars and banned from driving following a pursuit through Rotherham last year.

Corey Gerrard, of Howard Road, Maltby was spotted by traffic officers on Wednesday 22 May 2019 in Edlington, Doncaster.

Investigating Officer Sam Clifford, explains how the silver Volkswagen Passat failed to stop for officers and a pursuit commenced into Maltby for over six miles.

He said: “During the pursuit, Gerrard drove at speed, through red lights and was over taking other drivers dangerously.

“To help bring the car to a stop, assisting officers deployed a stop stick, which was effective and caused damage to Gerrad’s tyres.

“As he continued to drive with deflated tyres, he collided with a Vauxhall Corsa, which then collided with a stationary vehicle. The occupants of the Corsa suffered minor injuries.

“He finally came to stop outside Maltby Police Station on Byford Road after crashing into road signs. He then attempted to outrun officers by fleeing down the embankment close to the road.

“Officers utilised their drone and quickly detained and arrested Gerrard. He was tested at the road side for alcohol and drugs and tested positive for Cannabis.”

Gerard appeared at Sheffield Crown Court last week, Thursday 2 January after being charged with various driving offences, including dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving while under the influence of drugs and failing to stop for officers.

He was sentenced to six months in prison and was banned from driving for three years and six months.

PC Clifford added: “Gerrard not only put himself and officers in danger during the pursuit, but innocent pedestrians and road users around him.

“The consequences of his actions could have been very different for those in the Vauxhall Corsa, which he collided with.

“For over three years our roads will hopefully be a safer place without Gerrard on them.”

Dangerous driver jailed for failing to stop

A 20-year-old driver, who failed to stop for traffic officers, has been sentenced to time behind bars and banned from driving following a pursuit through Rotherham last year. Corey Gerrard, of Howard Road, Maltby was spotted by traffic officers on Wednesday 22 May 2019 in Edlington, Doncaster. Investigating Officer Sam Clifford, explains how the silver Volkswagen Passat failed to stop for officers and a pursuit commenced into Maltby for over six miles. He said: “During the pursuit, Gerrard drove at speed, through red lights and was over taking other drivers dangerously. “To help bring the car to a stop, assisting officers deployed a stop stick, which was effective and caused damage to Gerrad’s tyres. “As he continued to drive with deflated tyres, he collided with a Vauxhall Corsa, which then collided with a stationary vehicle. The occupants of the Corsa suffered minor injuries. “He finally came to stop outside Maltby Police Station on Byford Road after crashing into road signs. He then attempted to outrun officers by fleeing down the embankment close to the road. “Officers utilised their drone and quickly detained and arrested Gerrard. He was tested at the road side for alcohol and drugs and tested positive for Cannabis.”Gerard appeared at Sheffield Crown Court last week, Thursday 2 January after being charged with various driving offences, including dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving while under the influence of drugs and failing to stop for officers. He was sentenced to six months in prison and was banned from driving for three years and six months. PC Clifford added: “Gerrard not only put himself and officers in danger during the pursuit, but innocent pedestrians and road users around him. “The consequences of his actions could have been very different for those in the Vauxhall Corsa, which he collided with. “For over three years our roads will hopefully be a safer place without Gerrard on them.”

Posted by South Yorkshire Police on Monday, 6 January 2020

 

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