A dangerous driver who crashed into parked car as he attempted to flee from police in Daybrook has been jailed.
Alan Jackson, aged 44, was spotted driving with suspected cloned numberplates and was followed by officers on routine patrol.
As Jackson continued along the A60 towards Nottingham, the Ford Fiesta he was driving was successfully targeted by a police Stinger device.
Undeterred by his punctured tires, Jackson attempted to flee from the pursuing officers – driving on the wrong side of the road as he passed through red traffic lights.
He was eventually boxed in by two police cars – but not before colliding with a parked car in Daybrook. Thankfully nobody was injured.
Jackson gave a false name to officers when he was arrested on the evening of Saturday October 2, 2021.
He then tried to shift the blame to his female passenger, falsely claiming she was driving at the time of the incident.
He later admitted to charges of dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified, and two unrelated counts of assault.
Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday, Jackson, of no fixed address, was jailed for 18 months.
PC Leanne George, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “In a forlorn bid to escape from officers, Jackson drove in a reckless and dangerous way – placing himself, his passenger and other members of the public at significant risk of harm.
“He had absolutely no right to be on the road in the first place and was fortunate not to have caused further harm.
“This incident is yet another reminder of the power of modem technology and its ability to alert officers instantly to people who are committing offences on our roads. By using this technology to target people like Jackson we’re helping to keep the wider public safe.
“I am pleased he has now been punished and hope he uses his time in prison to reassess the direction of his life.”