Police officers accused over 'joy-ride'
- AuthorSean Joyce
Two Police Constables have denied aggravated vehicle taking following a late-night crash in Hale, Cheshire.
PCs Mark Colebrook, 30 and Stuart Foy, 39 appeared before the Rochdale Magistrates’ Court on 15th March. The Court heard that the pair were asked to move a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo to a safe place after its owner had been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. In doing so they were involved in an accident which left the £14,000 car written off and which also caused an estimated £5,000 worth of damage to 2 properties.
It is alleged that the two Constables took the high-performance car on a ‘joy-ride’ and drove at speeds ‘well above’ the 30 mph speed limit. The pair have been suspended from driving duties and are presently bailed to attend Court again on 10th May for committal to the Crown Court.
Offences of aggravated vehicle taking are among the most serious of motoring offences. When dealt with by a Crown Court this offence carries a maximum sentence of 2 years imprisonment, together with a minimum disqualification from driving of 12 months.
If you face prosecution for an offence of aggravated vehicle taking you should contact Stephensons Solicitors LLP on 0845 002 0736 without delay.