Buckingham: Man sentenced for dangerous driving

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A man has been disqualified from driving after leading police on a pursuit through Buckingham town centre, according to Thames Valley Police.

Aiden Watts, 21, from Mitre Street, pleaded guilty to driving a vehicle dangerously, using a vehicle on a road or public place without third party insurance, driving vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and failing to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required by a constable.

He was sentenced to a community rehabilitation activity requirement today at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court, which includes 200 hours unpaid community work and he must pay compensation of £300.

He was also disqualified from holding a driving licence for 12 months.

The court heard Watts was spotted driving a white Volkswagen Polo, by officers who knew he only held a provisional driving licence.

When they tried to stop him at around 7.20pm on 11th July last year, he took off through the town.

Watts failed to stop for them, instead he drove dangerously through Buckingham town centre to get away from them.

In the process, he clipped a member of the public’s car, causing damage to it.

When officers located the vehicle later the same day, the dash-cam was seized, which had captured his attempt to evade being stopped.

PC Graham Labrum, investigating officer based at Buckingham police station at the time of the offence, said: “The dash-cam footage seized from the vehicle is damning evidence of just how dangerous Watts’ driving was.

“This deliberate and prolonged piece of awful driving not only caused damage to another vehicle but put the lives of other road users and pedestrians in danger.

“His actions could have led to someone suffering serious injuries.”


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