Coked up yob displaying ‘severe lack of driving ability’ led police on two high speed chases

A yob excessive on cocaine was jailed after main police on two excessive velocity police chases.

David Griffiths, of Buckfast Shut, Netherton, did not cease when a patrol automotive signalled him to tug over and as an alternative tore via Maghull, Netherton and Aintree on two separate events – one in July 2021 and one in August 2022. The 33-year-old was discovered to have cocaine in his system on each events.

Police mentioned throughout each incidents Griffiths was pursued at “high speeds” and was “insistent on displaying a severe lack of driving ability and respect”. Griffiths was discovered responsible of two counts of harmful driving, two counts of drug driving and two counts of being in possession of a managed drug.

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The 33-year-old was sentenced to 26 months in jail with an prolonged two yr driving ban upon his launch. A spokesperson for Merseyside Police mentioned: “[David Griffiths] has yesterday been sentenced to 26 months imprisonment with an extended two year driving ban upon his release. This relates to two incidents dating back to July 2021 and August 2022.

“On each events Griffiths did not cease for police and engaged in pursuit throughout the areas of Maghull, Netherton and Aintree. Griffiths was discovered to be over the authorized drug drive restrict twice, as soon as being eight occasions above the authorized restrict and the second time being discovered to be 5 occasions over the authorized restrict

Griffiths was discovered responsible of Harmful driving (x2), Drug Drive (x2), and Possession of a Managed Drug (x2). Throughout each incidents Griffiths was pursued at excessive speeds and was insistent on displaying a extreme lack of driving capability and respect for different street customers nonetheless on each events was delivered to a halt by skilfully skilled officers concerned.

“The sentence handed down by Liverpool Crown Court supports our relentless approach to taking criminals of Merseyside’s streets.”

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