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Teenager sentenced after 110 mph police pursuit on the A46

A dangerous driver sped at up to 110 mph and forced motorists to swerve out of the way as he made a desperate bid to evade police.

Glenn Lapin, 19, of Welbournes Lane, Long Bennington, Newark, was driving along the A46 in Newark, on 11 March 2021 at around 11.30pm, when an officer in an unmarked vehicle attempted to pull him over to have words about his manner of  driving.

But Lapin who claimed he panicked decided to drive off at speed with the officer forced to chase after him for 20 minutes.

During the pursuit, the teenager drove at speeds over 110mph, went around mini-roundabouts the wrong way and collided with kerbs at least twice as he drove around them too quickly.

His driving also caused other motorists on a few occasions to take evasive action to stop a crash from occurring.

Lapin appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on 5 October 2021, charged with dangerous driving and failure to stop a motor vehicle.

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After pleading guilty he was sentenced to eight months in prison suspended for 18 months.

He was also banned from driving for two years and ordered to complete 10 rehabilitation requirement days and take an extended retest.

Sergeant Jonathan Lee, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Lapin showed absolutely no regard for not only his safety but also other innocent road users when he drove in the manner he did.

“He not only drove dangerously reaching speeds of 110mph to get away from an unmarked vehicle but also put the lives of the public at risk.

“This incident could have had serious consequences for many people.

“I hope that Lapin’s sentence shows we are committed to protecting the public and will look to take the appropriate action against anyone who threatens their safety and believes they can drive in a dangerous manner.

“And this also serves as a reminder that officers are out on roads in unmarked vehicles and will stop those disregarding the rules of the roads.”

 

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