Motorist who jumped red lights and crashed into railings is banned for three years
POLICE pursued a driver as he hurtled along roads, swerved around and headed through red traffic lights before crashing in to railings, Grimsby Crown Court heard.
Ross Madsen, 23, of Marlborough Close, Grimsby, admitted dangerous driving, drink-driving, having no insurance and driving with the wrong class of licence on September 4.
Craig Lowe, prosecuting, said police spotted Madsen’s car swerve and clip a kerb near the junction of Weelsby Road and Ladysmith Road, Grimsby, after 9.30pm.
The car swerved across the road and, in Bargate, it sped up and suddenly braked for no reason.
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Madsen turned his headlights off and police activated their blue lights.
He later undertook a car, caused another car to brake sharply and overtook another before losing control.
Madsen later went through three sets of red traffic lights.
He drove in Brighowgate on the wrong side of the road before crashing into railings.
A breath test revealed he had 44mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath, the legal limit being 35mcg. He had a previous drink-driving conviction.
Andrew Bailey, mitigating, said Madsen regretted his behaviour.
He was given a six-month suspended prison sentence, 120 hours’ unpaid work and a three-year ban.