Rhyl man took friend's car and led police on high-speed chase

Published date: 30 June 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A 30-year-old Rhyl man took his friend's car after a drinking session then led police on a high-speed chase.

Once after a handbrake stop he grazed a police car, and the early morning chase extended on both sides of St Asaph including the A55, A524, B5429 and the Business Park.

James Neary prosecuting at Llandudno said the driving of Steven Brown on Wednesday, June 18, had been aggressive at speeds up to 90mph and on one occasion he had reversed deliberately towards police.

Brown, who had a passenger, eventually stopped and ran off but the police helicopter had been deployed and he was found hiding nearby.

He allegedly told police: “I wanted to go to prison. I have a good reason."

Mr Neary told the court: “This is a deliberate course of bad driving over a period of time in a concerted attempt to get away from the police.

“It's aggravated by the fact he’d consumed some alcohol.”

Brown, of Bath Street, admitted dangerous and drink driving, taking the Renault Clio without consent, making off without paying £45 for fuel at a Rhyl filling station and failing to stop after an accident.

He was sent in custody for sentence at Mold crown court on July 17, with an interim driving ban

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