A 35-year-old man from Stafford has been disqualified from driving for three years.
Ian Carr, of Holmcroft Road, Stafford hit a building on Holmcroft Road, Stafford at around 2.15am on Saturday (15 January) following a vehicle pursuit.
The offender was driving a grey Vauxhall Vivaro van and failed to stop for officers having gone through a red light on the A34 Queensway before impacting with a building on the junction of Holmcroft Road and Eccleshall Road.
No one was injured.
He was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst disqualified, failing to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required by constable/traffic warden, failing to provide a specimen for analysis and using a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance.
Carr pleaded guilty to the offences at Cannock Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (2 February).
As a result, Carr, was disqualified from driving for three years, given a suspended five month custodial sentence suspended for 12 months, ordered to pay £135 in court costs, £500 victim compensation, £128 victim surcharge and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work.
PC Michael Sheard of Staffordshire Police, said: “Carr is clearly a reckless and dangerous driver who could have caused serious injury or worse to anyone unfortunate enough to encounter him on 15 January.
“I welcome the court’s decision to ban Carr for three years as our roads have no place for such inexpiable behaviour.”