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Reece Newman, aged 33, sentenced for dangerous driving and other offences – Milton Keynes

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been jailed for dangerous driving and other offences in Milton Keynes.

Reece Newman, aged 33, of Menday Gardens, Milton Keynes, was jailed for two years and disqualified from driving for five years following a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on 15 May.

At an earlier hearing on 22 February at the same court, Newman was found guilty of two counts each of dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and driving whilst over the specific limit of a controlled drug, namely Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and Benzoylecgonine.

On 29 October last year, Newman was witnessed driving on the A421, Husborne Crawley, by officers while he was on court bail. Officers attempted to puncture the tyres of the car to prevent a pursuit from occurring; however, Newman takes to the grass verge to avoid the stop-stick.

He then led police on a dangerous pursuit down country lanes and in very poor weather.

Newman managed to lose the pursuing police car briefly by forcing his way between two vehicles being driven by members of the public.

Newman abandoned the vehicle when a police dog and his handler managed to track from the car to where Newman was a few streets away. He was then detained and arrested by firearms officers who had been deployed to the pursuit. He was charged the following day.

Previously, on 21 December 2022, officers from Milton Keynes Roads Policing Unit saw a Seat Altea travelling in excess of the speed limit on the A5, and a check revealed that no insurance was held.

The driver of the Seat failed to stop and reached speeds in excess of 100mph whilst being pursued by officers.

The pursuit came to a shocking conclusion when Newman slammed on the brakes and then reversed into the pursuing car, but only managed to disable his own vehicle in the process.

Newman was found to be over the limit of both cocaine and cannabis at the time of this pursuit. He was already subject to a three-year disqualification at the time.

Investigating officer Sergeant Tyrone Powell, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “I am glad that Newman has been imprisoned following these two incidents.

“He will have plenty of time to reflect on his actions and the danger that he caused to the public from his prison cell.

“Milton Keynes Roads Policing Unit will continue to remove high-risk offenders like this from our roads to keep the public safe.

“You can follow our TVP Roads Policing pages on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with what we are doing to make our roads a safer place”.


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