A driver who was convicted of dangerous driving after failing to stop for police, has been jailed for eight months.
Jerome Minott of Golders Green Road, London, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment when he appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 25 August to answer a charge of driving a motor vehicle dangerously.
He was also disqualified from driving for two years and fined £187.
On 4 July, earlier this year, officers attempted to stop Minott’s car. He failed to stop when requested to do so, instead driving off at speed and colliding with another vehicle.
The 35-year-old abandoned the car in Chilwell Close, Waltham Abbey, before trying to escape on foot.
Officers from Harlow Community Policing Team detained Minott nearby.
At the court hearing Jerome Minott pled guilty to dangerous driving.
Sergeant Callum Stephen said:
“Minott exceeded the speed limits putting other road users at risk and was driving in a manner that was dangerous. "Our priority is to protect the safety of all road users and Minott was rightly brought before the court.”