Man who fled after crashing his car into a wall is jailed

Date published: 19 April 2021

A dangerous driver who crashed his car into a wall before fleeing the scene has been jailed for 20 months and handed a hefty driving ban.

A post on the GMP Tameside North and East Facebook page read: "Aaron Williams (aged 32) of Stelfox Lane, Audenshaw appeared at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday (April 16) where he pleaded guilty for the offences of dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, failure to stop after an accident, driving a motor vehicle with no insurance and possession of a controlled drug, class B.

"This was as a result of a plain clothed officer sighting him driving a vehicle on Queens Road, Ashton on 18/03/2021.

"Further patrols were requested and attempted to stop his vehicle.

Aaron Williams

"Williams engaged in a pursuit with officers, driving dangerously through Ashton.

"The pursuit ended in Williams colliding with two vehicles as he tried to force his way through traffic on Gorsey Lane, almost overturning his own car as he crashed into a wall.

"Williams then got out of the vehicle and made off on foot.

"However, officers managed to catch up and detain him nearby.

"Williams was sentenced to 20 months in prison, given an additional driving disqualification of 5 years, 9 months and ordered to pay £156 in costs."

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