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Dangerous Long Bennington driver who drove at up to 110mph on A46 at Newark sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court

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A dangerous driver sped at up to 110mph in Newark and forced motorists to swerve out of the way as he tried to evade police.

Glenn Lapin, 19, of Welbournes Lane, Long Bennington, was driving along the A46 at Newark when an officer in an unmarked vehicle attempted to pull him over to have words about his manner of driving.

But Lapin claimed he panicked and decided to drive off at speed, with the officer forced to chase after him for 20 minutes.

Police (7946260)
Police (7946260)

During the pursuit, the teenager drove at speeds over 110mph, went around mini-roundabouts the wrong way and collided with kerbs at least twice as he drove around them too quickly.

His driving also caused other motorists on a few occasions to take evasive action to stop a crash from occurring.

The incident happened on March 11, 2021 at around 11.30pm.

Nottingham Crown Court. (20252206)
Nottingham Crown Court. (20252206)

Lapin appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on October 5, 2021, charged with dangerous driving and failure to stop.

After pleading guilty he was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months.

He was also banned from driving for two years and ordered to complete ten rehabilitation requirement days and take an extended retest.

Sergeant Jonathan Lee, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Lapin showed absolutely no regard for not only his safety but also other innocent road users when he drove in the manner he did.

“He not only drove dangerously reaching speeds of 110mph to get away from an unmarked vehicle but also put the lives of the public at risk.

“This incident could have had serious consequences for many people.

“I hope that Lapin’s sentence shows we are committed to protecting the public and will look to take the appropriate action against anyone who threatens their safety and believes they can drive in a dangerous manner.

“And this also serves as a reminder that officers are out on roads in unmarked vehicles and will stop those disregarding the rules of the roads.”

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