Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, a man has been sentenced to prison after he was convicted of drugs and driving offences in Oxford.
Dexter Williams, aged 29, of no fixed abode, admitted one count each of possession with intent to supply class A drugs – crack cocaine, dangerous driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, failing to provide a specimen of breath and driving without insurance, in a hearing at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday (4/6).
The convictions related to an incident early on Monday 4 March in Marsh Road Oxford.
At around 12.10am, Williams was driving a Red Skoda which was travelling at speeds of up to 70mph along St Clements in Oxford.
Officers signalled for the vehicle to stop, which it did momentarily, before speeding off the wrong way up a one-way street.
The vehicle was then located crashed into the wall of the Islamic religious centre on the junction of Marsh Road and Cowley Road and the occupants had left the scene.
Inside the vehicle, a large wrap of drugs was located and Williams was located in Barracks Lane and subsequently arrested.
He was subsequently charged with the offences on 21 March.
After pleading guilty at Oxford Crown Court, Williams was jailed for three years for the drugs offences and a further nine months to run concurrently for the driving offences.
Investigating officer PC Tom Mason of the Stronghold team based at St Aldates police station, said: “Offences like this affect the most vulnerable members of our community, and Thames Valley Police will not tolerate drug dealing in our communities.
“The manner of driving displayed by Williams was a disgrace, endangering the lives of members of the public and the officers involved.
“Williams will now have a period of imprisonment where he can reflect upon his actions.”