Chesterfield police car crash driver jailed

Richard Hardy has been sentenced to two years in prison having been convicted of five offences
Richard Hardy has been sentenced to two years in prison having been convicted of five offences

A man who crashed into a police car after officers chased his vehicle through Chesterfield has been jailed.

On Wednesday, April 5 this year, Richard Hardy of Wren Park Close in Grangewood drove his Renault Megane convertible through North Wingfield, Grassmoor and Wingerworth having been asked to stop by police officers.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “He eventually came to a stop in Grangewood after crashing into a police car.

“Hardy pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class A drug, driving whilst disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance.

“He was also sentenced for dangerous driving and pointing a blade in a public place.”

He was sentenced to two years in prison having been convicted of five offences.