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Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Nottingham driver jailed and disqualified after hitting parked cars


A man who drove dangerously, hitting parked vehicles and bollards, mounting kerbs and speeding at twice the limit has been jailed.

The driver was spotted driving erratically by officers whilst out on patrol. The car was seen to be swerving and driving unnecessarily slowly.

Officers tried to stop the car, but the Audi continued to speed away on three separate occasions.

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He was eventually stopped after he ploughed into stationary vehicles and was detained by officers.

Sajid Salam, 43, of  Aspley pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. He was sentenced to 10 months in prison and also disqualified for driving for three years.

The charges relate to an incident on 14 May 2019 where Salam was seen to be driving suspiciously, reaching up to 60mph and driving twice the speed of the limit , as well as driving as slow as 10mph in Aspley.

Police Constable Sarah Davies led the investigation. She said: “Salam took the lives of others into his own hands when he dangerously drove through the Nottinghamshire streets without any regard for the safety of others.

“It was lucky that he didn’t strike another pedestrian.

“We are glad that we have now been able to hold him to account for his criminal activity.

“He was pursued by highly trained officers who constantly assess the risk to the public and only continue if it is safe to do so. As a result of their actions, a dangerous driver has now been prosecuted.”