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Dangerous driver crashes multiple times while driving through Leamington

Leamington Editorial 18th Jan, 2024   0

A DANGEROUS driver has been jailed after crashing multiple times while driving through Leamington.

Johnny Bradley, 36, of Cumberland Crescent, crashed into street furniture, drove through a red light and narrowly missed colliding with a pedestrian after losing control of his vehicle in the early hours of September 10 last year.

Warwickshire Police received numerous reports of a car being driven erratically and when officers located the car in Helen’s Road, they found it had lost its front bumper, nearside tyre and nearside lights. They saw sparks coming from the car as they approached it.

After stopping the vehicle, Bradley got out and officers reported he smelt of alcohol, his eyes were glazed over and he was unsteady on his feet. They arrested him on suspicion of drink driving. Once in custody he refused to provide a specimen.

Bradley had sustained injuries and was taken to hospital. While there with officers he was warned numerous times for swearing loudly in the waiting area. Despite these warnings he continued and he was arrested for committing a public order offence.

At Warwick Crown Court on Monday January 15, Bradley was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment and was disqualified from driving for 30 months, after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to provide a specimen and using abusive words likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

PC Sadie Shearsby said: “Bradley has driven in a brazen manner that put himself, other road users and pedestrians in danger. This could easily have ended badly, and I’m pleased nobody else was hurt during this episode.”

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