UPDATED: Man sentenced to prison for multiple driving offences – Oxfordshire
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Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment after he was convicted of driving offences in Oxfordshire.
Adrian Osiecki, aged 30, of Aldbourne Road, Coventry, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, drug driving, driving a vehicle while otherwise than in accordance with a licence, driving with no insurance and failing to stop for police, in a hearing at Warwick Crown Court last Tuesday (21/9).
At around 2pm on 1 February this year, a black Mercedes C200, being driven by Osiecki, displaying false plates activated ANPR cameras on the A34 near to Oxford.
Officers attempted to stop Osiecki, but he made off without stopping.
The vehicle was later observed again on the M40 heading north out of the Thames Valley area and again made off at speed, hitting speeds in excess of 140mph.
Osiecki undertook a series of dangerous manoeuvres, including overtaking vehicles on the hard shoulder and the central reservation.
Following a 21-mile pursuit, officers from Warwickshire Police, assisted by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) were deployed to intercept the vehicle in case it left the motorway.
Osiecki eventually left the motorway and crashed the vehicle into the roundabout, before making off on foot.
He was quickly detained by Warwickshire officers and was found to have no insurance, an expired driving licence and was driving under the influence of drugs.
Osiecki was charged via a postal requisition on 24 July and admitted all the offences at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, before returning to Warwick Crown Court for sentencing.
He was also disqualified from driving for 40 months and ordered to take an extended re-test when his ban concludes.
Investigating officer PC Steve Lane of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing, based at Bicester, said: “The manner of Osiecki’s driving was utterly horrendous, putting both himself and other road users at great risk.
“This is a significant jail term for a dangerous, unlicensed and uninsured driver, who, while under the influence of drugs, was so intent to get away that he drove at speeds more than twice the limit, showing no regard for the safety of other road users.”
Note to editors: Press release updated to outline driving ban.