Chesterfield teen led police on high-speed chase after 'panicking over one drink'

A Chesterfield teenager led police on an eight-mile high speed chase after he panicked because he’d had one alcoholic drink earlier in the night.

Wednesday, 15th January 2020, 5:52 pm
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 11:20 am

Jordon Foster admitted dangerous driving when he appeared before Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, January 15.

Police spotted Foster dropping a friend off at a pub in Nethermoor Road, Wingerworth, on December 21 and tried to pull him over.

But instead, the 19-year-old, of Longedge Lane, Wingerworth, sped off and was finally stopped when officers deployed a stinger device in the Matlock area.

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Nethermoor Road , where the chase began

Prosecuting, Becky Allsop said: “The defendant has driven off and there was then an eight-mile pursuit driving at speed through the outskirts of Chesterfield.He was seem to drive on the wrong side of the road round a bend, on the right side of a bollard in the road, and on the wrong side of the road.It was pure luck that there was little road use at the time and no pedestrians.

“The vehicle was eventually brought to a stop by a stinger device. He’d had one drink earlier in the night and he was worried about that.”

Defending, David Gittins said that Foster drove as part of his employment and looked set to lose his job as a result of an inevitable ban.

“He just panicked,” he added.

Magistrates, who imposed an interim driving ban, said the case was too serious for their powers, and adjourned the case to Derby Crown Court on February 5 for sentencing.