Police Chased Motorist Who Refused To Stop
PUBLISHED: 14:02 14 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:20 04 May 2010
A HIGH speed police chase took place through villages around Ely after motorist Christopher Jones refused to stop. A police car used its sirens and blue flashing lights to follow Jones as he left the city, and drove through Queen Adelaide and on to the Pr
A HIGH speed police chase took place through villages around Ely after motorist Christopher Jones refused to stop.
A police car used its sirens and blue flashing lights to follow Jones as he left the city, and drove through Queen Adelaide and on to the Prickwillow Road.
"Jones ignored the police car and drove at excessive speed through the villages," Ely magistrates were told by prosecutor Francesca Devine.
"Officers then decided to discontinue the pursuit because of safety considerations, and he drove away."
But later the same day police again tried to stop Jones as he drove through Ely - and this time he ignored a road block, and manoeuvred his car around a police van parked across the road.
"A police officer put his hand up and shouted stop, and Jones drove off at speed," said Mrs Devine. "The police did not follow, for safety reasons."
Jones, 36, formerly of Little Downham, but now giving his address as c/o The Lighthouse Centre, Ely, admitted two charges of failing to stop for police in uniform on March 30.
Jones had earlier been involved in a domestic incident with his partner, and the police were called to an address in New Barns Avenue, Ely, said Mrs Devine. Matters were resolved, and Jones left in a Vauxhall Nova.
Later the same day police were called back to the same address. Jones reversed his car, ignored police who tried to stop him, and sped off.
He drove into Beech Lane, and police officers got permission to pursue him, and tracked him to Prickwillow.
When police were called to the New Barns Avenue address for a third time, they discovered that Jones had left the property. He was seen in New Barns Road, and ignored police who tried to block his path.
When arrested, Jones said his mind had been "elsewhere", because of his domestic situation.
Mitigating, Michael Judkins said: "He realises he should have complied with the police."
Jones was fined £150 with £55 costs and a £15 surcharge.