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Man given 18-month driving ban after causing crash on A140

PUBLISHED: 15:33 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:30 20 December 2017

Police were called after cars were damaged in High Kelling. Picture: Denise Bradley

Police were called after cars were damaged in High Kelling. Picture: Denise Bradley

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A 48-year-old man has been given an 18 week suspended prison sentence and banned from the road for 18 months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving on the A140.

Declan McGee, of Chestnut Place, Cringleford near Norwich, appeared at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Monday, December 18.

The incident took place on Saturday, July 22, at around 7.40pm on the A140 southbound between Earl Stonham and Yaxley.

McGee, driving a black BMW, was spotted overtaking several vehicles before he pulled in front of the victim’s car, a Suzuki Vitara.

He braked hard, causing both drivers to come to a stop.

McGee then got out of his vehicle to approach the victim, who then drove off down a slip road to avoid a confrontation.

When the victim later returned to the road they encountered the same BMW which overtook and pulled up in front of him, causing him to slam on the brakes and skid.

The Suzuki mounted the grass verge in a bid to get away but McGee drove across the victim’s path, causing a crash.

Nobody was injured as a result of the incident.

At Monday’s court appearance, McGee also pleaded guilty to driving without valid insurance.

Along with the suspended sentence and driving ban, McGee was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work, told to pay £115 victim’s surcharge and £85 in court costs.

Sergeant Kieron Pederick said: “ McGee showed a total disregard for the safety of other road users by driving in this way and it is very fortunate that nobody was hurt as a result of his actions.”

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