Sheffield drug driver apologised to cops after 80mph chase

A drugged-up Sheffield driver who apologised to police after rolling his car at the end of an 80mph chase through a South Yorkshire town has been jailed.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:45 pm

Police spotted Ali Al-Humaikani behind the wheel of an uninsured car on the High Street of Wombwell, but when they approached him he drove off, at 9pm, on March 11, last year.

He pretended to stop, but sped away when an officer got out to speak to him on Gower Street, travelling at 57mph in a 30mph zone, said prosecutor Susan Evans.

Al-Humaikani went the wrong way around a roundabout in Brampton, narrowly missing another vehicle, and reached speeds of 80mph.

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But he lost control on Knoll Beck Lane, and the car left the road, rolling twice before hitting a shop wall.

He climbed out and apologised with two passengers. Tests revealed he had two and a half times the limit for cannabis in his bloodstream.

The court heard he was jailed for ten months in 2018 for possession with intent to supply drugs.

Ruth Newnham, mitigating, said Al-Humaikani went into care aged 15, when he was forced to sell drugs by older men.

"It's to his credit that he managed to distance himself from the people he used to associate with," Ms Newnham said.

Al-Humaikani, 23, of Lyons Road, Sheffield, admitted dangerous driving, drug driving, failing to provide details and driving without insurance or a licence.

Judge Peter Kelson QC locked him up for 12 months, and banned him from driving for three and a half years.