Drunk Sheffield man clocked 100mph in police chase

A Sheffield man who sped away from police after officers witnessed him lose control of his car has been sent to crown court to be sentenced.

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 3:45 pm

Luke Robson, aged 25, of Morton Gardens, Halfway, lost control of his Ford Mondeo near to Jordanthorpe Parkway, north of Dronfield, on Saturday, November 23, Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard on Monday, December 9.

Lynn Bickley, prosecuting, said a police officer watched as the vehicle briefly came to a halt following the collision, before speeding off through a nearby housing estate - clocking speeds of up to 70mph in a 30mph zone.

“The officer started to follow the vehicle but it was already out of sight, and he had to drive at 80mph to get sight of it again,” she said.

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Chesterfield Magistrates' Court where Luke Robson appeared

“Blue lights and sirens were deployed, but the Mondeo driver still failed to stop, and the driver then turned into narrow streets with vehicles parked on either side, still travelling at 50mph in a 30 zone.”

Robson then turned onto the A61 northbound after a second police vehicle joined the chase and clocked speeds of 100mph before finally coming to a stop.

Robson was reathylised and recorded 55 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 ml of breath, when the legal limit is 22.

David Gittins, mitigating, said Robson had drank five glasses of wine between 8.30pm and 11pm that evening.

He admitted drink driving, dangerous driving and driving without insurance.

Robson was released on unconditional bail until January 6 when he will appear before Derby Crown Court. Magistrates imposed an interim driving ban.