Man who rammed police vehicle to spend Christmas behind bars
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A man who rammed a police vehicle causing an officer to fracture his wrist, has yesterday, 7 December, been sentenced to 1 year in prison after pleading guilty to multiple offences.
Mark Nye, 36, of Brookside Avenue in Middlesex, was sentenced at Guildford Crown Court for:
Causing serious injury by dangerous driving
Possession of imitation firearm in a public place
Possession of class A drugs
At sentencing Nye was also disqualified from driving for 42 months.
The incident took place on the evening of 10 March in 2020 at around 7.10pm when officers were conducting a traffic stop on Yeoman Drive in Staines-on-Thames. Mr Nye was asked to pull over by officers after acting suspiciously and rather than comply, he rammed the police car before fleeing the scene. After abandoning the car and getting into another vehicle, Nye was finally apprehended by officers and arrested.
During a thorough search of the vehicle Nye had abandoned, several small bags of cocaine were found.
Whilst under investigation for these offences, Nye was again stopped by officers on 16 April of that year for breaching coronavirus restrictions and was found to be in possession of an imitation firearm, leading to him being arrested for this further offence.
DC Haffenden, the investigating officer, said: "Since the incident, the officer involved has suffered from chronic pain in his hand and left with a permanent disability. Nye had no consideration for the safety of the officers involved or members of the public that could have been put at danger by his dangerous driving. I am pleased that Nye will now spend time in prison for his crime."