Drug driver caught after police chase through Broxtowe streets

A drug driver who sped through Broxtowe streets has been sentenced.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 3:28 pm

Matthew Banks, 52, was spotted by police driving at excess speed in Denton Green, Broxtowe.

His blue Volvo was followed to Broxtowe Lane where where it was driven at high speed, overtaking other drivers before coming to a stop in Bracknall Crescent.

Banks then fled on foot and was eventually found hiding in an alleyway by another officer.

Was spotted by police driving at excess speed in Denton Green, Broxtowe

It was later confirmed that he had been under the influence of cocaine at the time of the incident on the night of October 2019.

Banks, of Bracknell Crescent, Nottingham, admitted to offences of driving under the influence of drugs, dangerous driving, driving without insurance, and driving otherwise in accordance with a license.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday, March 31, he was given a ten month prison sentence suspended for two years.

He was also ordered to complete a drug rehabilitation programme for a period of six months and banned from driving for three years.

PC Lindsey Webster, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "This was an appalling and reckless display of driving that put the safety of other road users at risk.

"Given the large amount of drugs in Banks's system it was perhaps unsurprising that he was so keen to get away, but he has now rightly been punished."

If you believe someone you know may be involved in the dealing or production of drugs, you can let the police know by calling 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.