Search

East Ham dangerous driver jailed for four years

09:59 18 August 2014

Mehmet was jailed for dangerous driving

Mehmet was jailed for dangerous driving

Archant

An East Ham man described as a “considerable danger” has been jailed for more than four years for dangerous driving.

John Mehmet, 30, of Charlemont Road, was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on August 12 for causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving whilst uninsured.

The court heard that police attempted to stop Mehmet on Barnsbury Road, Islington, on January 14 as he was wanted on a number of warrants from different police forces.

He failed to stop and drove off, narrowly missing a police officer before colliding with a motorcyclist on Liverpool Road, who received minor injuries.

Police lost sight of Mehmet but was seen shortly afterwards driving on the opposite carriageway of St John Street, heading towards oncoming traffic.

After speeding over a raised zebra crossing, he lost control of the vehicle and collided with another motorbike, which caught fire and left the rider with a broken leg and two broken wrists.

Mehmet’s car struck the kerb and rolled over twice, and he tried to flee from the scene but surrendered to a police dog unit.

Described by the judge as a “considerable danger to the public and law officers”, Mehmet was disqualified from driving for six years in addition to his prison sentence of four years and two months.

He will be required to take an extended re-test before he can regain his licence.

Read more:

Appeal after woman’s nose broken in unprovoked Plaistow assault

Ravel Morrison made acid attack threats against ex-girlfriend, court hears

Latest Newham News Stories

12:00

The civilisations of Africa were vastly more advanced than is generally understood, and it’s time we started teaching that in our schools.

Liberal Democrat
Yesterday, 17:42

Newham-born Olympic gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu is encouraging residents to get active as part of a free initiative to improve the borough’s fitness.

Yesterday, 17:39

A consultation has started into extending the 388 bus route between Stratford City bus station and Blackfriars to Elephant and Castle, following the existing route of the 100.

Yesterday, 16:03

A new cafe has opened after its owner decided to move from computers to coffee.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now