Dangerous driver who chased police is jailed

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A MACHETE-wielding driver who chased police at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour has been jailed for four years.

Drunk Kevin Breedon, 34, had threatened a woman and a teenager with an 18-inch blade during an argument outside his home in Great High Ground, Love’s Farm, St Neots, at 2.13am on October 30.

Officers attended and separated the pair from Breedon and got them into a car. But Breedon attacked the car with his knife before jumping into his Ford Focus and attempted to give chase.

However, after driving around the town he began pursuing another patrol car – believing the woman and boy were inside.

He was eventually arrested by firearms officers on the A428.

He pleaded guilty at Cambridge Crown Court to affray, possessing an offensive weapon, common assault, dangerous driving, drink driving and criminal damage.

Judge Sean Enright jailed him for four years – describing the incident as the worst case of dangerous driving he had ever come across.

Detective Constable Liz Cooper said: “This was a challenging incident for the attending officers who showed great courage and professionalism to bring the situation to a safe conclusion.

“Officers had serious concerns for their safety and the safety of members of the public.

“A decision was made to lead Breedon out of a built-up area and onto the A428 in order to make the arrest and reduce the chance of anyone else getting caught up in the incident.”