Telscombe Cliffs drug drivers jailed after police pursuit in Seaford
Greg Marshall hit speeds of 65 mph in a 30 mph zone at Seaford.
Special officers from Sussex’s Roads Policing Unit (RPU) stopped and arrested Marshall of Grassmere Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs after a brief pursuit.
The 33-year-old was seen driving the wrong way around mini roundabouts and crashing into a traffic island.
He continued to drive away from the officers and then attempted to flee on foot.
Luckily, he didn’t cause any serious harm to himself or others on the road.
Marshall appeared at Lewes Crown Court earlier this month, where he admitted to having been driving dangerously and not stopping on the instructions of a police officer.
He also admitted to driving under the influence, driving without valid insurance and driving without a license.
The court heard how the unemployed marshal had both cocaine and cannabis in his system.
He was also found in possession of cannabis and amphetamines and admitted to two counts of possession of a Class B drug.
The incident took place in the early hours of June 26 last year when officers attempted to stop the driver of a blue Renault Clio for being tax exempt on Vale Road, Seaford.
The police vehicle then sped away without paying attention to other road users.
Despite hitting the traffic island, Marshall continued to drive away with only three wheels.
It was stopped in Upper Chyngton Gardens and Marshall was arrested on foot nearby.
Marshall was sentenced to 14 months in prison for the offenses and has his driver’s license suspended for three years and seven months.
Alex Clarke, an RPU officer, said: “Marshall’s driving was appalling. He endangered his own safety by speeding away and endangered the public.
“Tests showed he had both cocaine and cannabis in his system while driving.
“Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs and speeding are some of the top reasons people are killed or seriously injured on the roads.
“The case demonstrates our determination to catch criminals.
“Marshall will have time to consider his behavior in prison. We are pleased that a dangerous driver has been taken off the road.”
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