Central Avenue Mercedes crash: Son writes-off dad’s E-Class video | Wisbech News – Wisbech Standard
A man wrote off his dad’s luxury Mercedes-Benz car – worth £20,000 – following a cocaine-fuelled police chase in Cambridgeshire, police officers have revealed.
Wesley May flipped his father’s Mercedes E-Class just after midnight on September 14 last year and was today sentenced to six months in prison.
The 31-year-old admitted two counts of drug driving, aggravated vehicle taking, failing to stop, driving without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
The high-speed police chased ended on Central Avenue in Peterborough after Wesley was filmed by unmarked officers driving more than 60mph down quiet residential roads.
Not only has he been jailed, May, of Eskdale Close in Peterborough, has also been suspended for 18 months and banned from driving for 18 months.
PC Leigh Fenton said: “Although the pursuit was relatively short, the speeds that May drove at were extremely dangerous and well over double the limit.
“He showed a total disregard for his own safety, as well as that of pedestrians and other road users.
“He did all he possibly could to evade the police and it was only sheer luck he wasn’t killed when the vehicle crashed.”
A roadside drugs test indicated May, who was also driving without a valid licence, had cocaine in his system, Peterborough Crown Court heard today (April 4).
He was uninjured but was taken to hospital as a precaution where blood samples were taken. These showed levels of cocaine and benzoylecgonine above the legal driving limit.
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