A MOTORIST who led police on a night-time pursuit in West Cumbria has been sentenced for what a judge called “dangerous” and shocking driving”.
Frazer Jack Ross, 24, was spotted driving a Mini without lights late at night on January 7.
Ross admitted exceeding 50mph in a 30mph built-up area as he initially tried to evade a police vehicle with sirens sounding and blue lights illuminated.
He eventually pulled his car over and handed the keys over, and was said to have “panicked”, knowing he didn’t have a full driving licence.
Ross admitted dangerous driving, on the A596 at Flimby, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and having no insurance. He had a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years at Carlisle Crown Court today (FRI). Ross, of Ennerdale Road, Maryport, must also complete 150 hours’ unpaid work, was banned from driving for a year and must take an extended re-test.
“It is not just about what you did,” Judge Peter Davies said as he passed sentence. “It is about what you could have done, and one of the things you could have done was killed somebody.
“It is dangerous. It is shocking driving.”