90mph chase through Nottingham ends with stolen vehicle crashing into police car

On Tuesday, August 19, Evan Pidgeon was jailed at Nottingham Crown Court for a year

By Rachel Gorman -nottinghampost.com

A man has been jailed after stealing a vehicle and then crashing it into police cars in a bid to evade arrest.

Evan Pidgeon, 32, of Inham Road, Chilwell, was arrested after a high-speed police pursuit at around 3.45am on Wednesday, July 22.

The chase began after an officer on a proactive patrol spotted a silver Ford Mondeo acting suspiciously in Middleton Boulevard at 3.30am.

When the officer followed the Mondeo, it was clocked that Pidgeon was travelling in at 40mph in a 30mph road. It was at this point, the officer moved to intercept the car and, rather than stop, the offender began to drive at reckless speed.

In a chase that led to Derby Road, Pidgeon drove at speeds in excess of 90mph in order to evade the officer.

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