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Aspley: Driver who failed to stop during police pursuit sentenced

A man has appeared in court charged with multiple offences after a car reversed into a police car in Aspley as officers tried to stop it.

Officers went in search of the vehicle after spotting it travelling at speed in the Basford area at around 10.40pm on Saturday (27 January).

They found it a short time later turning into Lime Tree Avenue in Aspley. The officers drove into the cul-de-sac and activated their lights and sirens.

But rather than stop, the driver of the speeding car reversed into the police car in a bid to avoid capture.

One of the officers went to the driver’s side of the suspect’s car and smashed the window before detaining him.

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He refused to take a breath test and was taken into custody for questioning. Meanwhile a small quantity of cannabis was discovered during a search of the vehicle.

Kejon Steede, aged 41, of Nottingham, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 29 January and pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, failing to co-operate with a preliminary test, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and possession of a Class B drug.

He was jailed for 12 months, suspended for 12 months, and fined £180. He must also attend 15 rehabilitation activity days.

PC Dan Bird, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Thankfully no-one was injured during this incident but, as with all driving offences such as these, the potential consequences are incredibly serious.

“Nottinghamshire Police takes incidents of this nature very seriously and will always look to take action against offenders.

“The suspect has now been dealt with by the courts.”

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