A man who crashed into another car during a high speed chase in Amlwch has been jailed for ten months.
Dafydd Parry from Cemlyn, near Cemaes Bay, was being pursued by police as he drove a silver Volkswagen Golf at up to 75mph last July. The chase ended when his car hit a white Mitsubishi and a stone wall.
Parry (25) admitted dangerous driving without a licence or insurance. It later emerged he was also driving with two worn-out tyres.
Caernarfon Crown Court heard a road patrol officer was on the A5025 near Amlwch when Parry drove past him at speed as he was heading out of the town. He drove past another officer who joined the pursuit.
Both police cars continued following Parry in a 30mph zone down Madyn Road when he crashed into the Mitsubishi as it was emerging from a side road, before hitting the wall.
The drivers of both cars were taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor and later released – the driver of the Mitsubishi suffered a neck injury and concussion.
The Volkswagen Golf driven by Parry was found to have two defective tyres, defective brakes and no valid MOT. The court heard the DVLA had considered the car to be ”off the road”.
The defence said Parry held a provisional driving licence which had expired. He claimed he panicked when he saw the first officer while driving to his girlfriend’s home in Benllech, but fully admitted what he had done when interviewed by police.
Parry, who also pleaded guilty to failing to stop, was banned from driving for two years and five months and ordered to take an extended driving test.
After sentencing on Monday, PC Scott Martin from the Roads Policing Unit said the consequences could have been fatal because of the speed that Parry was driving in a built up area.
He added: ”The collision also occurred a stone’s throw from a children’s playground and it doesn’t bear thinking about what could have happened.”
”Parry had no consideration for others as he drove dangerously that evening and we hope the sentence handed by the court will send out a very clear message that anyone convicted of such offences will be dealt with robustly.”
WATCH: CCTV footage of the high speed crash near Amlwch – footage courtesy North Wales Police