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An Eastleigh man has been sentenced for 10 months in prison and disqualified from driving for 23 months following a fail-to-stop incident in December last year.
Wesley Thomson-Bruske, aged 19, of Avon Green in Chandler’s Ford appeared at Southampton Crown Court on Friday (30 September) to face charges of:
• Driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence
• Failing to stop a mechanically propelled vehicle when required by constable/traffic warden
• Driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specified controlled drug above the specified limit
• Using a motor vehicle on a road/pubic place without third party insurance
• Assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm
The court heard how an officer had spotted Thomson-Bruske driving a motorbike with a modified exhaust on Knightswood Road in Eastleigh at around 5.45pm on Wednesday 22 December 2021; whilst they were dealing with a road traffic collision at the time.
The officer approached the rider and asked them to pull over close to Raglan Close so that he could engage with him about the excessive noise of the exhaust. However, the rider resisted and failed to stop - riding away from the scene and pulling the officer a short distance down the road.
The motorcycle subsequently lost control, causing a serious injury to the officer. The rider was detained and arrested at the scene.
Following a sentencing hearing at Southampton Crown Court on Friday 30 September, Wesley Thomson-Bruske was jailed for 10 months, disqualified from driving for 23 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £187 to the court to fund victim services.