Wellesbourne police chase leads swiftly to jail - The Leamington Observer

Wellesbourne police chase leads swiftly to jail

Leamington Editorial 8th Nov, 2023   0

A MOTORIST who drove off after officers tried to stop his car in Wellesbourne last week has faced swift justice

Amarildo Shabani, 48, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 44 weeks when he appeared at Warwick Magistrates’ Court on Friday (November 3). He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and possession of cocaine.

Officers were in the area as part of enquiries into a different incident when they pulled over Shabani’s car as it headed into Wellesbourne on Wednesday (November 1).

The car initially stopped before then driving away at speed. During the subsequent pursuit the car hit speeds of 60mph in a 30mph zone and drifted onto the wrong side of the road.

The car came to a stop after hitting a grass verge and following a short foot chase, Shabani was arrested.

Following the arrest the officers seized cocaine.

PC Nikki Stubbs from the Warwickshire Police Patrol Investigation Unit said: “Shabani drove recklessly and dangerously, and it was only thanks to the quick reactions of other road users that there wasn’t a serious collision.

“Fortunately, justice was served swiftly and he will now be spending time behind bars.”

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