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Picture of ‘dangerous’ A34 Range Rover driver jailed for 28 months

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 24, 2022

This is the face of a dangerous driver who was caught behind the wheel while subject to a suspended sentence for exactly the same crime.

Nathan Crane, 27, sped off from police officers on the A34 when they tried to pull over the white Range Rover he was driving in July.

The Portsmouth man was subject to an 18 month suspended sentence at the time. It had been imposed at his hometown crown court in 2020 for two sets of dangerous driving offences, including one that had seen him drive directly at a pedestrian before crashing into a lamppost.

As reported in the Mail, Oxford Crown Court was told on Monday that Crane had broken ‘almost every bone’ in his body in an earlier crash.

Jailing him for 28 months, Judge Maria Lamb said: “At high speeds and for a period of some three to four minutes, you drove in a way which in my view endangered potentially the lives of a number of other road users.”

Crane, of All Saints Road, Portsmouth, had pleaded guilty at the magistrates’ court to dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, without insurance, failing to stop, common assault and assaulting an emergency worker.

Thames Valley Police has now released Crane’s custody shot.

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This story was written by Tom Seaward. He joined the team in 2021 as Oxfordshire's court and crime reporter.

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