Banned Crash Driver Caught After Dropping Payslip

23 April 2013, 15:22

Leon Henry, 24 and of Bullard Road, appeared at Norwich Crown Court on Wednesday 17 April after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

The charge related to an incident which happened at about 1.30pm on January 22 this year in George Pope Road when Henry, a disqualified driver, was spotted by police behind the wheel of a Mazda.

After failing to stop for police Henry crashed into a parked car before abandoning the vehicle, running from the scene.

Chasing officers were dropped a big clue to the identity of culprit after a payslip fell from Henry's pocket during the chase.

He was detained by officers in George Winter Court and arrested on suspicion of motoring offences.

Police later charged Henry after he was questioned at Aylsham Police Investigation Centre.

Henry pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop and driving without insurance. He was jailed for a total of eight months, ordered to pay a £100 fine and disqualified from driving for 18 months after which he must take an extended driving test.