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Luke Jervis, of Griffin Road, Woolwich jailed for driving BMW dangerously in Dartford police chase

A man who drove his BMW dangerously through the streets of Dartford after being chased by police has been jailed for 22 months.

Luke Jervis, of Griffin Road in Woolwich, was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and two counts of assault on police officers whose patrol car he rammed.

The 30-year-old has also been banned from driving for a total of five years and 11 months.

Luke Jervis. Picture: Kent Police (11528399)
Luke Jervis. Picture: Kent Police (11528399)

One officer suffered a swollen arm and hand as well as whiplash while the second officer, who had been driving, suffered a grazed hip.

The driver was arrested at 10.17pm on January, 12 after reversing at speed into the police car after officers had pursued him as he sped from the A225 Lowfield Street, Dartford into Maiden Lane.

Officers had first stopped Jervis as they spotted the BMW X5 acting suspiciously in Lowfield Street.

Lowfield Street in Dartford. Picture: Google (11528510)
Lowfield Street in Dartford. Picture: Google (11528510)

The BMW pulled over and the constable in the passenger seat got out of the patrol car before Jervis reversed his car, smashing into the front of the patrol vehicle at speed.

Jervis then drove the BMW at excessive speed through residential streets past pedestrians and other drivers.

He then stopped his vehicle and reversed again into the patrol car which triggered the airbags and injured the officers.

The officer in the passenger seat got out of the car and tried to smash the BMW passenger side window before going round to the driver's side and arresting Jervis.

Investigating officer PC Michael Kingwell, said: "Jervis put the public, himself and the officers in great danger with his extremely reckless and dangerous actions.

"It beggars belief that someone would think it appropriate to drive like that through residential streets.

"We simply will not tolerate this kind of behaviour."

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