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An offshore worker has been jailed after leading police on a 116mph chase through our area whilst he was over the drink limit - for a second time;

Police are appealing for information after a collision occurred between a Ford Fiesta Finesse and a Vauxhall Corsa in the early hours of Saturday;

...and a week-long crackdown on speeding drivers saw more than 400 people caught going too fast across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.

 

An offshore worker has been jailed after leading police on a 116mph chase through our area whilst he was over the drink limit - for a second time.

Yesterday Teesside Crown Court heard how in July 30-year-old John Joseph Lynch, from Normanby was giving a friend a lift home in his Volkswagen Passat after a drinking session when he spotted a police car and panicked.

The court heard that Lynch sped off up the Trunk Road at Redcar, driving through two red lights and driving through Grangetown and Eston at 80mph through the 30 zones.

The police chase covered just over 6 miles before Lynch finally drove his car onto an area of grassland where he and his passenger then ran off.

They were later caught by police.

Lynch pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.

He was jailed for eight months and disqualified for three years and four months.

He must pass an extended driving test before driving again.

 

Police are appealing for information after a collision occurred between a Ford Fiesta Finesse and a Vauxhall Corsa in the early hours of Saturday.

The incident occurred on the A174 Parkway westbound near to the Redcar Lane roundabout in Redcar.

Any witnesses or members of the public who approached the scene at the time of the incident are asked to contact PC Neil Armstrong from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number on 101.

 

A week-long crackdown on speeding drivers saw more than 400 people caught going too fast across Cleveland, County Durham and Darlington.

In just seven days, 410 drivers were found to be breaking the speed limits across the two force areas.

The highest speed recorded was 86mph in a 50mph zone, and 50mph in a 30mph zone.

 


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