Man jailed for driving offences – Bracknell

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Bracknell and Wokingham

A man has been jailed for driving offences after a Thames Valley Police investigation.

Stuart Tanner, aged 26, of Ambassador, Bracknell, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of using a motor vehicle without insurance and one count of failing to stop for police, at Reading Magistrates’ Court yesterday (12/3).

The charges relate to two separate incidents.

At 12.55am on 15 November, 2017, in Bagshot Road Bracknell, Tanner was seen driving erratically by police officers.

When he was stopped, it transpired he had no driving licence or insurance.

Tanner was charged by postal requisition on 29 November, 2017.

At about 5.10pm on 4 March, 2018, he was seen by police officers driving erratically in Redvers Road, Bracknell.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in Pondmoor Road, but Tanner drove off. After a short pursuit, he jumped out of the moving vehicle in the service road behind the shops in Rectory Lane, allowing it to continue rolling into a parked car.

He fled on foot down an alleyway leading to Saffron Road before being quickly detained by officers.

Tanner was charged in relation to this incident on 5 March.

When he appeared in court yesterday over both incidents, he was sentenced to a total of 16 weeks’ imprisonment and banned from driving for three years. He was also ordered to pay £300 costs and a £115 Victim Surcharge.

Investigating officer PC James Greehy, of Bracknell police station, said: “The defendant posed a real and immediate risk to the public with his persistent disregard to his previous driving disqualification.

“This sentence will help safeguard the public from the risk he poses and I hope will allow time for him to reflect upon his actions.”


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