'Dangerous' Blackpool driver jailed for 5 months after knocking down police officer in hit and run getaway

A man who knocked down a police officer and drove off after being stopped has been jailed.

Monday, 16th December 2019, 8:51 am
Updated Monday, 16th December 2019, 8:52 am

Darren Wilson, 40, has been sentenced to 5 months in prison and handed an 18-month driving ban after being found guilty of multiple driving offences earlier this year.

Lancashire Police said Wilson had obtained a lost/stolen driving licence and committed numerous driving offences using false details from the driving licence.

On one occasion, when being stopped by police in Blackpool, an officer became suspicious over the details Wilson was giving.

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Darren Wilson, 40, from Blackpool, has been sentenced to 5 months in prison and handed an 18 month driving ban for multiple offences, including perverting the course of justice and dangerous driving. Pic: Lancashire Police
Darren Wilson, 40, from Blackpool, has been sentenced to 5 months in prison and handed an 18 month driving ban for multiple offences, including perverting the course of justice and dangerous driving. Pic: Lancashire Police

According to police, Wilson panicked and drove off, knocking the officer down.

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