Man Jailed after Yeovil incident
A man has appeared before Taunton Crown Court charged with dangerous driving. David Bailey, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving. He also pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. Finally he pleaded guilty to offences of driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Bailey who was already disqualified from driving, took a Land Rover Discovery from a farm in Bruton. The incident happened overnight on 30-31 August. On 1 September, an on-duty officer saw the Land Rover being driven towards him on the wrong side of the road. The officer was in a marked police car in the centre of Yeovil. The officer tpook action to avoid a collision. However Bailey sped off in the vehicle. As he did so a number of members of the public also forced to take evasive action.
The Land Rover was later that day found abandoned in the Westfield area of town and Bailey was arrested. The 39 year old was jailed for 16 months. He has been disqualified from driving for 30 months.
PC Jim Card, from the Operation Remedy team noted “David Bailey is a prolific offender in the Yeovil area and we welcome the custodial sentence he has received.”