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Reading Magistrates' Court: Newbury man sentenced for serious driving offences

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A motorist has been sentenced for his latest series of serious driving offences.

Nicholas Francis Heavingham, who used to live in Coldharbour Road, Hungerford, and now of London Road, Newbury, had denied driving without due care and attention and driving without insurance.

He also pleaded not guilty to failing to stop after an accident whereby damage was caused to another vehicle, namely a Vauxhall Astra.

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However, magistrates did not believe his account and he was convicted following a trial.

Mr Heavingham committed all the offences in a Ford Fiesta in Fairview Road, Hungerford, on October 6 last year.

Earlier this year Reading Crown Court heard how Mr Heavingham ran two red lights during a high-speed police chase in Newbury town centre while he was high on cocaine.

At one point, the driver of a 40-tonne HGV braked to avoid a collision, the court heard on that occasion.

Mr Heavingham also has multiple previous convictions for other, serious motoring offences.

At his latest sentencing hearing for the Hungerford offences, the 31-year-old tyre fitter, was fined £500 and ordered to pay £500 costs, plus a victim services surcharge of £50.

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