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Longer prison term for two car chases
7:00am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A BANBURY MAN has had his prison sentence for taking part in two high-speed police chases extended by 10 months.
Naqash Hussain, of Prescott Avenue, Banbury, admitted two counts of dangerous driving which took place on May 22 and June 1.
The 23-year-old, who is already serving an unrelated two-year prison sentence for possessing class A drugs with intent to supply, was handed a further 10-month term of imprisonment on Friday.
Nigel Daly, prosecuting, said that during the first chase Hussain was pursued by police in a red Seat Leon while driving at 50mph through Banbury, before abandoning his car near Orchard Way.
The prosecutor told Judge Mary Jane Mowat that at some point after being arrested and bailed for that offence, Hussain was again chased by police in a silver BMW.
Mr Daly said that this time he drove on the wrong side of the road at 50mph in a 30mph zone and police had to abandon the pursuit because his driving was too dangerous.
Graham Bennett, defending, said no one had been hurt during the chases and no damage had been done.
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