Following a police investigation, a man has been jailed after he was convicted of dangerous driving and perverting the course of justice in Iver, Buckinghamshire.
Martin Robinson, aged 32, from Wexham, pleaded guilty to a count of dangerous driving and a count of perverting the course of public justice in a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court last Tuesday (25 January).
Robinson was subsequently jailed for 12 months for the driving offence and a further 20 months for perverting the course of justice to run consecutively, for a total sentence of two years and eight months.
He was also disqualified from driving for three years and ten months and will need to take an extended re-test when his disqualification is complete.
On Friday 21 August 2020, the driver of a blue Audi A3 failed to stop for police before colliding with four other vehicles in Mansion Lane, Iver.
The Audi was later found by police crashed and abandoned with its airbags deployed.
Dash-cam footage from a passing motorist showed two of the collisions and the vehicle being abandoned.
One driver sustained minor injuries, which required physiotherapy treatment.
Despite an extensive search, the driver could not be located at the time and the vehicle was recovered.
The following day, the vehicle was reported stolen by Robinson, who provided a signed witness statement to police detailing the loss.
However, forensic examination of the car, specifically the deployed drivers’ airbag, revealed DNA belonging to Robinson, indicating that he had been the driver at the time.
Robinson was charged via postal requisition on 4 November 2021.
Investigating officer PC Matt Cumming, based at Amersham police station, said: “This case began when Robinson failed to stop for police.
“He went on to drive in a dangerous manner, colliding with four other drivers who were just going about their business.
“After running from the scene, Robinson went on to provide a false statement to the police.
“The decisions he made that day resulted in a huge amount of damage, cost and inconvenience to others, and in one driver’s case, injuries requiring treatment.
“I welcome the sentence in this case, which reflects the seriousness of the offences he committed.”