Driver showed ‘appalling disregard’ for public safety
Man jailed after being caught at 90mph on wrong side of road
A 22-YEAR-OLD was jailed for dangerous driving after driving at 90mph on the wrong side of the road in Ruislip.
Luke Esprit of Dabbs Hill Lane, Northolt, was handed an eight months prison sentence at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday, September 11, for dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving with no insurance and failing to stop for the police.
He was caught after a police pursuit tracked him down on May 3 this year, and pleaded guilty to the offences in early September.
At around 2.40pm on May 3, Esprit, who was in the company of one other man, was identified by a A BARNHILL Community High Sixth Form student won the silver medal in weightlifting at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games this month.
Kian Panjavi qualified for the games by winning a gold medal at the British Youth Championships this year, when he set a new personal best. He has marked Eastcote driving speed.
At the time Esprit was driving whilst disqualified and using his girlfriend’s car, a white Audi A3.
The police car turned on its blue flashing lights and siren to initiate a vehicle stop, but the Audi tried to get away, even mounting the pavement to escape the police car.
Esprit then accelerated and drove at around 90mph into the opposite carriageway of Field End Road.
Officers were unable to pursue the Audi at the time due to the extreme danger Esprit presented to the lives of the public, the police and himself.
The vehicle was later found abandoned in Bempton Drive in Ruislip. police car in
Lane North dangerously at attended Barnhill since 2014 and studies PE.
Kazem Panjavi, worldclass weightlifter and Kian’s coach and father, has taught weightlifting at Barnhill for a number of years.
Kian hopes to beat his personal best at the European Youth Championships in October. A detailed investigation identified Esprit to be the driver and enquiries to trace him then followed.
On May 7 Esprit handed himself in at Uxbridge police station where he was arrested and was charged in late June.
Sergeant Liam Moore said: “The sheer disregard Esprit has shown to the lives of other road users is appalling and there is no doubt that his actions could have caused significant injuries or even death.
“Esprit will now commence his jail term and will have to face the consequences of his actions.
“Our commitment to protecting all road users and bringing to justice those who commit driving offences remains resolute and we will pursue those intent on blighting the community with dangerous actions.”
n SENTENCE: Luke Esprit who was jailed for eight months