Man sentenced to prison for dangerous driving – Milton Keynes
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed after being convicted of dangerous driving.
Wayne Cooper, aged 30, of The Hide, Netherfield, was found guilty by unanimous jury following a two-day trial at Aylesbury Crown Court, which concluded on Friday (7/2).
Just after midnight on Sunday 28 December 2018, there was an argument in the Milton Keynes football stadium car park when one vehicle pulled in front of the other.
The two drivers got into an altercation and one of the men called his father, as he was concerned what was going to happen.
The altercation ended and then Cooper got into his vehicle and looked as though he was driving out of the car park.
At this point, he then turned his vehicle around and deliberately drove at the other driver’s father, a 51-year-old man, colliding with him and causing severe bruising and grazing to his arm and soreness to his neck.
Cooper was arrested on the same day and was subsequently charged on 7 July 2019 with one count of driving a motor vehicle dangerously.
At Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, Cooper was found guilty and was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for two years and nine months.
He will also have to take an extended driving test when his disqualification expires.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Lynda Stearman, of Force CID based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This incident had the potential to cause very serious injuries to the victim, and had it not been for his swift actions of taking evasive action, the results of Cooper’s dangerous driving could have had even more serious consequences.
“Cooper displayed a total disregard for the victim and despite entering a not guilty plea, the jury thought otherwise and unanimously convicted him.
“Cooper’s actions were utterly deliberate and he did not stop after the incident, showing a total disregard for his victim.
“I am pleased that he has now been sentenced to a period of imprisonment where he can reflect upon his dangerous actions that night.”
CCTV footage of Wayne Simpson's dangerous driving in Milton Keynes