Doorman sped off from cops in Merc

By Antony Clay | 17/11/2017

Doorman sped off from cops in Merc

A DOORMAN who sped away from police in his Mercedes drove the wrong way round a roundabout before crashing into another car.

Adam Phipps (27), of Lyncroft Close in Brinsworth, was stopped on Hollowgate in Rotherham but drove away.

His antics have now landed him with a driving ban, a suspended prison sentence, and a heavy fine — as well as 200 hours of community service.

Police stopped Phipps at 1.55am on Saturday, January 16, 2016, because they suspected him of drink driving. 

But he sped off in his white Mercedes E220 and negotiated a roundabout anti-clockwise, before officers apprehended him for a second time after he collided with an Audi A4 on Woodlands in Rotherham. 

Phipps pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs, and threatening behaviour when he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday.

He was disqualified from driving for 15 months, ordered to take a re-test, told to carry out 200 hours community service, and sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended for two years. 

Phipps was also fined £200.

Arresting officer PC Luke Bugdol said: “It is rewarding to have brought this serious case before the court, as the consequences of Phipps’ irresponsible actions may have had dire consequences. 

“Thankfully the incident took place in the very early hours of the morning and there was little other traffic on the roads.”

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