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Source: United Kingdom Thames Valley Police

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced for driving offences in Reading.

Lemar Wallace-Clarke, aged 25, of Rhine Close, Caversham was sentenced on 11 November to eight months’ imprisonment and was also disqualified from driving for 2 years and 4 months with a requirement to take an extended test in a hearing at Reading Crown Court.

Wallace-Clarke pleaded guilty to one count each of dangerous driving, driving other than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

On 5 January 2020, officers attempted to stop the vehicle that Wallace-Clarke was driving but he drove off along Loddon Bridge Road, driving over the speed limit, through red lights and on the wrong side of the road. Wallace-Clarke was eventually stopped in Yarnton Close.

He was arrested the same day (5 January) and charged on 15 June 2020.

Investigating officer, PC Jamie Payne, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “The driving displayed by Wallace-Clarke is some of the worst and most dangerous I have witnessed.

“He took needless risks and put countless other people’s lives in danger with his reckless actions. He drove on the wrong side of the road on several occasions, continuallydrove at high speed and substantially above the limit, collided with roadside furniture and drove the wrong way around several roundabouts. 

“I am pleased with this outcome and that he will now have time to reflect on his actions as he serves time in jail.

“This also demonstrated that Thames Valley Police does not tolerate this behaviour and that we work hard to bring offenders to justice.”

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