An 18 year old banned driver who rammed a police car in a stolen Nissan last month has been jailed for three years.
Reece Williams-Brown from West Heath was spotted speeding and on false plates in the Nissan X-Trail, which had been stolen earlier – along with another car and items – in a Northfield burglary.
Having turned into a dead end street and realising he was cornered by a following police car, Williams-Brown rammed the officers’ vehicle and made off, pursued by police.
During the pursuit, Williams-Brown mounted the pavement when he hit traffic hit, narrowly missing two pedestrians in a bid to escape officers.
He came to a stop just before a large group of people after hitting a bollard, tempting to run off. he was caught quickly by the two officers, who chased him on foot.
Williams-Brown pleaded guilty to burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday (18th December).
PC Diana Humphries, from the roads policing unit at West Midlands Police, said: “Williams-Brown showed no regard for others or the law; he rammed a police car and could have seriously injured someone. Hopefully this sentence will serve as a deterrent to others.”