Locked up: 90mph banned driver

The remains of the MG Rover ZK Saxon crashed into a tree after a police chase.
The remains of the MG Rover ZK Saxon crashed into a tree after a police chase.
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This is the scene of carnage after a banned driver who sparked a 90mph car chase across the Fylde coast crashed into a tree leaving a schoolgirl with severe injuries.

Alexander Saxon sped through red lights and rammed into other cars as he tried to shake off a police pursuit, a court was told.

Alexander Saxon

Alexander Saxon

The 20-year-old from Cleveleys’ high-speed rampage only ended when he smashed the high-powered MG car he was driving into a tree.

Preston Crown Court was told the crash left one of his passengers – a 16-year-old girl – with spinal injuries.

Saxon – who had only been released from youth custody for previous driving offences a week before the crash on November 4 last year – has now been locked up for a further 18 months.

Sentencing Saxon, Recorder Patrick Field, said: “It’s a great shame the court’s powers of sentencing are limited for the offence of dangerous driving. Some may feel (the) maximum sentence is wholly inadequate.

“I take the view it is hard to conceive of a worse example of dangerous driving, short of it resulting in a death.”

Saxon, of Wolsey Close, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and not having insurance.

The court heard he hit other vehicles during the pursuit. The final part of the journey was along dark roads, where the defendant was not showing lights.

The pursuit ended after Saxon’s car finally collided with a tree in St Michael’s. He clambered out of the car by climbing over his injured passengers.

Sgt Alan Baron, of Lancashire’s road policing unit, said: “He then put the girls’ lives in danger by driving irresponsibly and ultimately crashing the car, which resulted in one of the youngsters suffering quite serious injuries.

“Hopefully he will use his time in prison to reflect on his disrespectful and dangerous attitude towards driving, other motorists and the passengers he carries in his car.

Mr Omran-Baber, defending said: “He has genuine remorse.”