Banned driver who crashed stolen car jailed

Car crash in Leek Car crash in Leek

Marcus Oultram (32), of Meerbrook, received one-and-a-half-years prison time on Thursday (6 June) at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court after pleading guilty to numerous crimes. 

Oultram, who was already banned from driving at the time, stole his grandma’s car and crashed it into a block of flats at the junction between Novi Lane and Abbotts Road in Leek on 27 December last year. 

Several eyewitnesses watched Oultram as he fled from the scene. Staffordshire Police later arrested him at his home address. 

During the arrest, Oultram was violent and aggressive towards police officers. He threatened to bite one police officer’s nose off. He was under the influence of alcohol and refused to provide a urine sample. 

Officers also found Oultram with several facial injuries from the crash. While driving him to the hospital, Oultram attacked one of the officers. This attack did not injure the officer. 

Oultram pleaded guilty to numerous crimes related to this incident. His crimes include dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified, failing to stop after an accident, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, using a motor vehicle on the road without third-party insurance, and using threatening and abusive words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress. 

In addition to his sentence, Oultram was banned for an additional five years and nine months and had to pay a £187 surcharge. 

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