A man has been jailed for dangerous driving and handling stolen goods in Newcastle.
Terence Clegg, 29, of Kinross Drive in Newcastle, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court for sentence on Monday, December 15, after previously pleading guilty to dangerous driving and handling stolen goods.
He was sentenced to 14 months.
In the early hours of Monday, October 13, he was seen driving a Skoda Fabia dangerously at Sandyford Road and New Bridge Street, before being stopped after a time at Kinross Drive.
In the vehicle a Makita drill, battery pack and sat nav were recovered, which it was established had been stolen from a van at Tudor Wynd.
Neighbourhood Inspector Julie Rana welcomed the sentence, she said: “Clegg has previously caused problems for residents so it’s good news that he will be off the streets.
“He drove dangerously around the Newcastle area leading to police officers stopping him after a search of the area, and then stolen property was found in his vehicle.
“Clegg had a complete disregard for other people’s property and safety and I’d like to reassure residents we’ll continue to do everything we can to put people such as Clegg before the courts to ensure the area remains a safe place to live.”
The sentence comes during Northumbria Police’s road safety campaign Operation Dragoon, aimed at ensuring the roads remain a safe place for everyone.