Stoke-on-Trent dangerous driver jailed for nearly two years

Michael Doherty Michael Doherty
Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty (31), of Tunstall, was sentenced at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Friday 7 June to a year and 10 months after pleading guilty to various offences related to dangerous driving. 

On 8 December 2024, Doherty was caught driving a grey Audi A3 down the wrong side of the road on Foundry Street in Hanley. 

On Trinity Street, Hanley, Doherty mounted a pavement to avoid a road closure. 

He then continued driving dangerously through Chell Heath and Tunstall. 

Staffordshire Police stung one of Doherty’s tyers in Kidsgrove. After which, he once more drove on the wrong side of the road on the A500 to escape. 

The car eventually stopped once it was no longer drivable on Newcastle Street in Longport. 

Doherty was arrested and found to be driving only with a provisional license. 

He later pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving without a license, driving without insurance, and driving while disqualified. 

In addition to his jail sentence, Doherty was dealt a driving ban of five years and 11 months. He was also given eight penalty points and ordered to pay a surcharge of £187.

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