A 23-year-old man was disqualified for dangerous driving in Lugershall earlier this month, 17th of May, 2019. 

Christian John Godwin, of Ivy Close, Gillingham was sentenced at Salisbury Crown Court for dangerous driving in Lugershall.

On April 7th officers were mobilised to Lugershall when they spotted a Ford Mondeo travelling west on Andover Road.

The vehicle was seen travelling at speed along the A343 officers originally lost sight of it in Collingbourne.

A police helicopter was deployed and the vehicle while the suspect vehicle was narrowly missing other vehicles.

The vehicle was pursued over the border into Hampshire – in Appleshaw, the driver parked up and hid under a tree.

He was arrested a short time later and further checks were carried out which found he had no insurance and no MOT.

The 23-year-old was sentenced to 12 months and was fined £250, while being disqualified for three years.

PC Jonathan Brunt said: “Godwin led officers on a long pursuit, driving in excess of 80mph in a 30mph area, overtaking vehicles and putting numerous lives at risk. It is incredibly lucky that nobody else was injured. He showed a complete disregard for anyone else’s safety.”

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