A Rhyl man who crashed into an armed police car while driving without a licence has walked free from court.
Alyx Frasier tried to flee from officers while he was driving a Mazda on Dyserth Road in October. It came to a stop but ended up being wedged between a hedge and the response vehicle when he tried to drive through the three foot gap.
Mold Crown Court heard Frasier’s bad driving had amounted to a police chase. Prosecutors said he had failed to stop and managed to occasionally evade the police car before it became wedged on Dyserth Road. He gave no comment in an interview after he was arrested.
The defence said the court had been given a stark choice of sending him into custody or restricting his liberty within the community.
Judge Nic Parry told Frasier he had a poor criminal record – but having pleaded guilty, he felt a suspended sentence would be more constructive and argued he would have been released within weeks if he had been jailed.
Frasier’s nine-month jail term was suspended for 16 months. He was also banned from driving for sixteen months and told to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. He must also undergo a tagged overnight curfew for two months and an extended driving test.
Source: Daily Post