Danger driver lands jail term and road ban time

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A dangerous driver took a baseball bat from the boot of a car when trapped in a dead end by police, a court heard.

Paul Watson had already thrown an empty lager can at a patrol car which followed him out of Chesterfield late on February 1.

In the incident filmed by the police helicopter, Watson went to the rear of his partner’s BMW, collected the bat and put it into the front of the car. Judge Ebrahim Mooncey said the officers would not have been able to identify it and told Watson: “They must have been fearful what could have happened.”


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