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Surrey man who failed to stop 'nearly hit car carrying 11-week-old' before crash

Surrey man who failed to stop 'nearly hit car carrying 11-week-old' before crash

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 12:09pm 8th November 2019. (Updated at 12:13pm 8th November 2019)

Police say a man "narrowly avoided" hitting a car with an 11-week-old baby on board prior to his arrest.

Tyrone Johnson, of Ebbisham Road, Epsom has been sentenced to four years in jail after being convicted of drug offences and dangerous driving.

The 23-year-old failed to stop when he was spotted by police in September.

It led to a pursuit, which officers abandoned before Johnson crashed into a set of traffic lights in Tattenham Way, Epsom.

Johnson was convicted of three offences, including being concerned in the supply of crack cocaine, being concerned in the supply of heroin and dangerous driving.

PC Elliott Hartley from Surrey Police said:

“The lengths to which Johnson went to try and avoid police is beyond belief and it is pure luck that he didn’t hurt anyone else, given the speed he was driving and the risks he took.

“Johnson also narrowly avoided crashing into a car with an 11-week old baby on board.

"This near miss, which could have resulted in a far more tragic outcome, was mentioned when he was being sentenced."