VIDEO: Rotherham drug dealer jailed after high-speed chase

VIDEO: Rotherham drug dealer jailed after high-speed chase

By Chloe West | 12/02/2020

VIDEO: Rotherham drug dealer jailed after high-speed chase
Christopher Cox

AN ARMED drug dealer who twice reversed into an unmarked police car to try and evade capture during a high-speed chase has been jailed for four years.

Christopher Cox (44), of Masbrough Street, Rotherham, was seen by traffic officer PC Wes Turner dangerously overtaking other vehicles just before 2am on December 20, on Upper Wortley Road heading towards Rotherham. 

Dash-cam footage of Cox's car being pursued by traffic officers. 

 

“I requested the driver to pull over for a chat, but Cox failed to do so and a pursuit commenced," said PC Turner.

“Cox reached speeds of up to 90mph, driving dangerously in residential areas while attempting to evade police.

“During the pursuit, Cox stopped his car twice and reversed into my unmarked police car, causing significant damage. When Cox eventually stopped, he attempted to escape on foot."

Cox was eventually arrested and a search of his car uncovered drugs, cash and weapons. 

On Monday, he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court where he was sentenced for dangerous driving and two counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Pictured above is the cash and drugs found in Cox's car. 

Cox was sentenced to four years in prison and disqualified from driving for five years.

PC Turner added: “Cox’s actions and determination to not be caught by officers could have had a very different outcome and put members of our community in danger.

“We are committed to disrupting criminals who use our road network for criminality.”

 



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