Dangerous driver who tried to evade police through car park of Northamptonshire garden centre jailed

Daniel Addison first pulled over in the garden centre to lull police - before tearing away at speeds of up to 110mph

Friday, 28th May 2021, 6:00 pm

A dangerous driver tried to give police the slip by leading them into a Northamptonshire garden centre before speeding away at 110mph.

Daniel Addison, of no fixed abode, Northampton, was flagged by police on April 26 this year after he was spotted driving in the Litchborough area despite being disqualified.

A squad car was dispatched and initially, the 28-year-old responded by pulling his Seat Toledo into the Green Thumb garden centre car park on Litchborough Road.

A dangerous driver sped through Northamptonshire's rural roads at speeds of up to 110mph.

But to the shock of customers and members of the public, it was here that Addison instead tore away and sped along the rural roads at up to 110mph.

At his sentencing at Northampton Crown Court on May 28, police dashcam footage showed how Addison attempted to escape on Mill Lane and the A5 while dodging around other cars and mounting pavements.

But in a bad maneuver, the 28-year-old skidded his Seat over a rural track and sheared off his exhaust pipe. A few minutes later, the car came to a stop and police interceptors boxed him in.

The court heard how Addison was already disqualified at the time, but he was also driving with no insurance. He pleaded guilty to all charges.

Her Honour Judge Rebecca Crane locked the boy racer up for 14 months and extended his disqualification for another three years and seven months.