Crash driver’s jail sentence

Alexander Saxon, of Cleveleys
Alexander Saxon, of Cleveleys

A CLEVELEYS man who failed to stop for police and went on to crash his car into a tree – leaving one teen passenger with spinal injuries– has been jailed for 18 months.

Alexander Saxon, 20, who was banned from driving, was seen behind the wheel by officers on November 4 last year at the Wyre roundabout, heading towards Windy Harbour. He failed to stop and officers followed his MG ZR towards Bilsborrow.

Saxon then lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree on St Michaels Road. Saxon, who had picked up two teenage passengers earlier in the day, suffered minor injuries in the crash; a 15 year-old girl was also injured and a 16-year-old girl suffered spinal injuries.

Saxon, of Wolsey Close, Cleveleys, appeared at Preston Crown Court last year where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and without insurance. Appearing before the court again last week, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison and was disqualified from driving for five years.

Sgt Alan Baron, road policing, said: “Saxon put the girls’ lives in danger by driving irresponsibly. One of the youngsters suffered quite serious injuries.”