A car thief who rammed a police car during a high speed chase along residential streets has been jailed. Banned driver Wayne Rogan, accompanied by passenger Jonathan Robson, drove a stolen car at speeds of 60mph through residential streets and forced oncoming cars to dodge out of his way.
At one stage he tried to throw police off his trail by reversing into a patrol car following behind, badly damaging it. Emma Atkinson, prosecuting, said: “Rogan negotiated keep left bollards on the wrong side and in the face of coming traffic. He then stopped, reversed at speed and collided with the police vehicle causing extensive damage to the front of the vehicle.
“When he went to drive away he dragged the patrol car down West Street before it disconnected.”