A motorist who drove at a police officer trying to direct traffic after a serious accident on the outskirts of Norwich has been fined.

Darren Starks, 54, was at the wheel of an Audi Q5 when he refused to follow the instructions of officers dealing with a two-vehicle crash at the junction of the A47 and A146 at Trowse on August 7 last year.

Paramedics and firefighters were also attending the collision at the busy intersection.

Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court heard Starks had deliberately ignored the directions of police and had instead cut across three lanes of traffic. 

He then drove towards one of the officers and continued to do so even after being asked and signalled to stop, the court was told.

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Starks, of Millbank in Lowestoft, failed to appear in court. 

Magistrates found him guilty of driving without due care and attention and refusing to follow a particular line of traffic when directed by police in his absence.

He was fined £440, told to pay costs totalling £285 and was given six points on his licence.