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Man convicted of drug and driving offences – Reading

News   •   Dec 05, 2018 14:13 GMT

A man has been convicted of drug and driving offences following a Thames Valley Police investigation.

Jay Wylde, aged 35, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty on Thursday (29/11) to one count of possession with intent to supply heroin and one count of dangerous driving at Reading Magistrates’ Court.

On Wednesday (28/11), officers attempted to stop Wylde in his vehicle after he was seen acting in a suspicious manner.

He failed to stop and reversed into a stationary car that was parked in the street. Wylde then fled the scene before being detained by officers.

A quantity of drugs was also found nearby. Wylde was charged with the offences on Thursday.

Investigating officer, Sergeant John Chen, based at Reading police station, said: “I am pleased that Wilde pleaded guilty to these offences.

“We will not tolerate drug dealing in our communities, and we will also look to prevent those who carry out this type of crime.

“Wylde’s actions when officers attempted to stop him were extremely reckless, so I am pleased that he has been brought to justice.”

Wylde will be sentenced at Reading Crown Court at date which has not yet been decided.

JA