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Video: A drug driver who reached speeds of 65mph in a 30mph zone in Seaford has been jailed

Specialist officers from the Roads Policing Unit (RPU) were able to safely stop and arrest Greg Marshall after a short pursuit.

Marshall was seen going the wrong way around mini roundabouts and at one stage collided with a traffic island.

He continued to drive away from officers, then attempted to flee on foot.

Luckily he did not cause any serious harm either to himself or to anyone else on the roads.

Marshall appeared before Lewes Crown Court earlier this month where he admitted driving dangerously, and failing to stop when directed by a police officer.

He also admitted drug-driving, driving without valid insurance, and driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

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The court heard how Marshall, 33, unemployed of Grassmere Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs, had both cocaine and cannabis in his system.

He was also found in possession of cannabis and amphetamine, and admitted two counts of possession of a class B drug.

The incident happened in the early hours of June 26 last year, where officers tried to flag down the driver of a blue Renault Clio for being untaxed in Vale Road, Seaford.

The vehicle then sped away from police, paying no regard for other road users.

Despite crashing into the traffic island, Marshall continued to drive away with only three wheels.

It was stopped in Upper Chyngton Gardens and Marshall was arrested nearby on foot.

Marshall was sentenced to 14 months in prison for the offences, and is disqualified from driving for three years and seven months.

Marshall, 33, unemployed of Grassmere Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs

RPU officer PC Alex Clarke said: “Marshall’s driving was appalling. He put his own safety at risk by driving away at excess speed, as well as putting the public at risk.

“Tests showed he had both cocaine and cannabis in his system while driving.

“Drink and drug-driving, and driving at excess speed are some of the main reasons why people are killed or seriously injured on the road.

“The case demonstrates our determination to catch offenders.

“Marshall will have time to reflect on his behaviour while in prison. We are pleased that a dangerous driver has been taken off the road.”

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