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Teenager convicted of Ipswich police pursuit

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An 18-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment after a police pursuit in Ipswich.

Peri Wacey, of Norwich Road in Ipswich, was sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court today, Friday 21 June, following the incident last month.

At around 11:30pm on Wednesday 8 May, a silver Renault Espace stolen was identified by an Essex police unit merging with the A12 near Colchester. The vehicle continued along the southbound A12, before exiting the carriageway at junction 28 and re-joining the A12 towards Ipswich, at junction 29. The police car’s lights were illuminated to request the Renault to stop, which failed to do so.

The vehicle was pursued along the northbound A12 before it collided with the central reservation and brought to a stop near Copdock. Essex Police officers arrested the driver on behalf of Suffolk Police.

Wacey was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was subsequently charged with the following offences:
- Aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving
- Driving whilst disqualified
- Driving without insurance

Once in custody, Wacey was further charged with dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance which relate to another police pursuit on Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, on Wednesday 3 May.

At a hearing on Friday 7 June he admitted aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. He also admitted careless driving in Upper Orwell Street in Ipswich, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance in relation to the second incident on Woodbridge Road on Friday 3 May.

He has been sentenced to 20 months youth detention and disqualified from driving for three years and 10 months.

Superintendent Kerry Cutler said: “To see Wacey convicted for these incidents is no more than he deserves – his actions at the wheel were highly irresponsible and dangerous and it is incredibly fortunate that no-one was seriously injured or died in the incidents described. His guilty plea indicates some remorse but this does not excuse his flagrant disregard for the safety of other road users or the officers who were involved in the pursuit.”

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An 18-year-old man has been charged following a police pursuit earlier this week.

At around 11:30pm on Wednesday 8 May, a silver Renault Espace which was believed to be stolen was identified by an Essex police unit merging with the A12 near Colchester. 

The vehicle continued along the southbound A12, before exiting the carriageway at junction 28 and rejoining the A12 towards Ipswich, at junction 29. The police car’s lights were illuminated to request the Renault to stop, which failed to do so.

The vehicle was pursued along the northbound A12 before it collided with the central reservation and brought to a stop near Copdock. 

Essex Police officers arrested the driver on behalf of Suffolk Police. 

Peri Wacey, of Norwich Road in Ipswich, was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning. He has subsequently been charged with the following offences:

-    Aggravated vehicle taking and dangerous driving
-    Driving whilst disqualified
-    Driving without insurance

Once in custody, Wacey was further charged with dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance which relate to another police pursuit on Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, on Wednesday 3 May. 

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Ipswich Magistrates’ Court today, Friday 10 May. 

A 17 year old boy from Ipswich, who was in the vehicle on 8 May, was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and failing to stop for police. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.