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Charlie Adams jailed for dangerous driving after high-speed police chase through Faversham

An Audi driver "put lives at risk" as he reached speeds of 100mph during a 20-minute police chase through residential streets.

Charlie Adams, 21, ignored sirens and blue lights as he sped away from officers in Faversham, jumped a red light at a roundabout, veered onto the wrong side of the road and overtook a motorcyclist on a blind bend.

The "appalling piece of driving" only came to an end when Adams smashed into three parked cars, before running away from the scene.

He was eventually arrested after a police helicopter and dog handler were brought in to hunt him down, prosecutor Leigh Hart told Maidstone Crown Court.

The former plumber, of Blaxland Close in Faversham, has now been jailed for six months.

Mr Hart told the court a roadside swab test indicated the presence of drugs, but Adams refused to take a further test.

Adams admitted dangerous driving and burst into tears in the dock as Judge Catherine Moore told him he had to go to prison to "punish and deter".

"You embarked on a particularly appalling piece of driving in which the lives of others were put at risk, and a risk for a considerable period of time," she said.

Adams was also banned from driving for 33 months.

Emin Kandola, defending, told the court he was "deeply ashamed of his atrocious driving".

"He accepts how dangerous it was for all involved, in particular the officers," she added.

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