Repeat offender sent to prison
IGNORING his driving ban when he heard his teenage son was smashing up the house, landed Reginald Earwaker in jail this week. He jumped in a car and rushed off to deal with the situation – and he failed to stop for police on the A142 at Witchford. He fe
IGNORING his driving ban when he heard his teenage son was smashing up the house, landed Reginald Earwaker in jail this week.
He jumped in a car and rushed off to deal with the situation - and he failed to stop for police on the A142 at Witchford.
"He felt he must get there as quickly as he could, and did not look at other options," solicitor Kevin Warboys told Ely magistrates on Thursday.
Earwaker, 49, was sentenced for a string of offences, and jailed for a total of five months.
You may also want to watch:
He had admitted driving while disqualified and without insurance, and failing to stop for the police on January 14.
Earwaker, of West Drive Gardens, Soham, had also admitted possessing cocaine on November 5, failing to surrender to police bail on December 12, failing to surrender to court on November 8, and failing to produce driving documents last June.
- 1 Our archives reveal the 'crackpot' idea to re-open disused rail lines
- 2 Fundraiser for mum with terminal cancer to 'have a good Christmas with her family'
- 3 Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured
- 4 HGV crashes into car damaged in earlier incident
- 5 Of all the places in all the city to park an uninsured 4x4
- 6 Sat nav 'takes one for the team' in bridge crash
- 7 22 arrests, drugs, cash and weapons seized in county lines crackdown
- 8 See photos of the intricate final stages of the Huntingdon Viaduct removal
- 9 Rowdy passengers force train cancellation
- 10 Police buy clothes for Iranian children rescued from lorry
He had further admitted breaching a community order imposed for offences of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen when suspected of drink-driving, and was re-sentenced to a five month jail sentence instead.
Imposing the sentence, presiding magistrate Hamish Ross told Earwaker: "You need a clean break, you have got to put this behaviour behind you."
Earwaker has denied driving dangerously on January 14, driving while disqualified and failing to stop for police on October 25 last year, and possessing amphetamine on January 31 last year. Those matters were adjourned for two weeks.