A 23-YEAR-OLD man who failed to stop for police has been sentenced after pleading guilty to driving offences (video above).

Sam Charles White of Rhos Isaf on Anglesey had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop and possession of cannabis at an earlier hearing and appeared before Caernarfon Crown Court on Friday, where he was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and disqualified from driving for two years and will have to take an extended driving test.

The incident happened shortly before 10pm on June 15 last year when White was directed to stop by an officer from the Roads Policing Unit due to his manner of driving whilst on the A55 near Llanfairfechan. White failed to stop and officers were authorised to pursue him.

He continued to drive at speed along the A55 onto Anglesey where he overtook, whilst driving at excess speed, on solid white lines, blind bends and hill crests.

Officers deployed the stinger on the A5025 at City Dulas and the van came to a stop at Penysarn where White was arrested.

Sergeant Meurig Jones of the Roads Policing Unit said: “This was an appalling act of dangerous driving and it was only by good fortune no one was seriously injured.

“It is worrying that some motorists feel they can behave in a totally reckless manner when they take to the roads. The pursuit happened over many miles where White drove dangerously and at speed, overtaking on solid white lines causing other vehicles to take evasive action.

“He not only risked his own life, but also risked the lives of others that night.

“This case should serve as a warning to anyone who thinks it’s ok to flout motoring laws. Those who do should know that we will bring them before the courts.”