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A man has been jailed after admitting dangerous driving following a crash which saw him career into police vehicles on the M6.
Jonathan Sabayinda, 25, of Warwick Road, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving and possession of cannabis and was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court on Thursday (25 November).
He was handed an eight-month prison term and a three-year driving ban.
The court heard how Sabayinda was spotted by officers travelling erratically in a grey BMW on 14 September 2021.
Officers followed Sabayinda along the A34 between Cannock and Stafford as he entered the M6 toll at around 11.35am.
Sabayinda then attempted to drive against oncoming traffic on the toll road before colliding with officers’ vehicles.
A number of officers sustained minor injuries as a result of the collision. Cash and two phones were seized at the scene.
A subsequent search of Sabayinda’s property revealed a quantity of cannabis and scales.
Speaking following sentencing, Detective Sergeant Jon Bradbury, said: “Sabayinda put the lives of the public at risk when he took to the road on 14 September.
“I welcome the court’s decision to ban Sabayinda for three years as our roads have no place for such reckless and dangerous behaviour.
"We will continue to pro-actively seek out and disrupt all drugs activity on the streets of Staffordshire in our attempts to make the communities we serve a better place to live."
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