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Speeding Haverhill driver could have killed

Ipswich Crown Court
Ipswich Crown Court

A man who fled from police in Haverhill has been warned his driving could have cost someone their life.

Lewis Petherick, 21, of Abercorn Court, failed to stop for police at about midnight on June 22, 2015.

Ignoring flashing lights and a patrol car siren, he sped off on the wrong side of the road and twice went the wrong way around a roundabout, Ipswich Crown Court heard on Monday.

Petherick pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, possessing amphetamine worth £230 with intent to supply and being concerned with the supply of amphetamine between June 7 and July 12 last year.

The drug offences came to light through text messages found on Petherick’s mobile phone after he was detained.

In mitigation, Emma Nash said Petherick was no longer involved with drugs.

Mr Recorder Richard Christie told Petherick the way he had driven ‘could have killed someone’.

Petherick was given an 18 month prison sentence suspended for two years.

He was banned from driving for 12 months, put on a six month curfew and given 100 hours unpaid work.

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