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West Berkshire man jailed following London Road crash

Police release dashcam footage of crash in Newbury

John Herring

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West Berkshire man jailed following London Road crash

Police have released dashcam footage of a crash in Newbury that caused nearly £20,000 worth of damage.

Liam Paterson, aged 31, was jailed for a string of driving offences following the crash on February 1. 

Officers followed Paterson's vehicle after he was spotted driving erratically by another police vehicle on the A4.

Paterson sped off before losing control of the vehicle in the icy conditions and crashing at the junction with Hambridge Road.

Black ice was on the road and heavy snow had recently fallen. 

Officers said Paterson, of The Warings, Beenham, was driving at a minimum speed of 64mph when the crash occurred in the 40mph zone, causing nearly £20,000 of damage to public property. 

Paterson initially pleaded not guilty to all charges but later changed his plea. 

He was found guilty of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, failure to provide a blood specimen, and failure to cooperate with a preliminary roadside breath test 

He was sentenced on August 20 to 10 months imprisonment and banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.

Thames Valley Police said the crash was Paterson's third drink driving related conviction in the last 10 years.  

Officers have released dashcam footage of the crash, which can be viewed below.

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