Man rammed police car on Peterborough road

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A man who used his Jaguar to ram into a police car on the A16 near Peterborough has been jailed.

Wayne Boyton (42) of High Road, Whaplode, was already banned from driving when he crashed into the police car twice - and made another attempt to crash into the vehicle at 9pm on November 21.

Boyton, who has a long history of driving offences, was locked up for 16 months at Huntingdon Crown Court on Friday after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving with no insurance and failure to give a breath sample.

Judge Jonathan Cooper said Boyton had put the police officers and members of the public in danger by his conduct.

Cheryl Williams, prosecuting, told the court: “Officers were on duty when they were told about Boyton, who was thought to be driving a Jaguar.

“They spotted him on the A16, which is a single carriageway road, unlit away from junctions.

“They saw the vehicle close to the junction with the B1443. The officers indicated for the Jaguar to stop. The car stopped about 50 metres away, and the officers pulled in behind. One officer got out, and the defendant put the car into reverse and his the car, before driving away.

“A pursuit started.

“The defendant then stopped in the carriageway, the police car pulled in alongside it.

“The car then pulled away, scraping along the police car.”

Miss Williams said the same thing happened a few metres ahead, with the defendant stopping in the road, before reversing at the officers, however the officers were able to avoid the collision.

Shortly afterwards Boyton pulled into a lay-by, before surrendering to officers.

However, he refused to give a roadside breath test, and again refused to give a sample when he was taken to the police station.

A police officer said he had suffered back pain following the first crash.

The court was told Boyton had a long history of road offences dating back to the 1990s.

Dianne Mundill, defending, said: “He accepts he has done wrong, and he accepts he will be going to prison.

“He says he had not been drinking that night.”

Judge Cooper, sentencing, said: “You should never have been driving in the first place. There was very considerable danger to the public.”

He added: “The police were put in substantial danger and the public need protecting from you.”

Boyton was jailed for a total of 16 months, and disqualified from driving for four years.