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Man charged with driving offences after failing to stop for police twice

An 18-year-old man has been charged after the driver of a car failed to stop for police on two separate occasions.

Officers spotted a vehicle being driven suspiciously in the Hawton Lane area of Newark.

A driver failed to stop from officers and sped off dangerously at high speed and on the wrong side of the road before speeding out of sight.

At around 4.30am the following morning, officers spotted the same vehicle in London Road, Balderton again being driven on the wrong side of the road before going the wrong way around a roundabout.

The car was found abandoned in a car park off Pach Way Fernwood a short time later.

A man was tracked down as a result of CCTV enquiries and arrested in the early hours of Thursday (10 June) morning.

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An 18-year-old man from Newark, has subsequently been charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop, fraudulent use of plates alongside driving while disqualified and without insurance.He has been remanded to appear Nottingham Crown Court on 9 July.

Inspector Charlotte Allardice, district commander for Newark and Sherwood, said: ” These two incidents saw some incredibly dangerous driving which posed a great risk to our members of the public.

“On both occasions, the driver showed a complete disregard for anyone else’s safety and was seen to nearly crash into other vehicles whilst on the wrong the side of the road.

“We won’t tolerate this reckless and selfish behaviour and I’m glad to see that quick and thorough enquiries have led to a man being charged in connection to these offences.”

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