Dangerous driver who sped through residential streets at 110mph jailed for eight months

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A dangerous driver who sped through residential roads in Northamptonshire at speeds up to 110mph has been jailed for eight months.

Tyler Testro, aged 24, attempted to evade police after he sped away in a black Mercedes in Daventry shortly before 3.30am on December 5 last year.

Northampton Crown Court heard Testro, who only holds a provisional licence, travelled more than a mile along roads including Staverton Road, Yeomanry Way and Stefan Way at dangerously high speeds.

Dominic Woolard, prosecuting, said Testro drove in the centre of the road and used all the lanes of a roundabout to maintain speeds of up to 110mph, including 70mph in a 30mph limit.

Testro, of Milton Road, Daventry, eventually lost control on a roundabout and he was arrested after officers pulled their car alongside the driver’s side of his vehicle so he could not escape.

The court heard that Testro, a block paver, had a string of previous convictions for driving offences.

Her Honour Judge Adrienne Lucking sentenced Testro to eight months in jail. He is likely to serve half before being released on licence. He was also disqualified from driving for 18 months and he must take and extended retest before he is allowed to drive again.