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Farnham Man Jailed for Dangerous Driving

Published on: 6 Jul, 2021
Updated on: 7 Jul, 2021

The Shepherd & Flock Roundabout at the Farnham end of the Hog’s Back

A man has been banned from driving for 29 months after colliding with a barrier at the Shepherd and Flock roundabout in Farnham in November 2020.

Asher Nelson, 22, of The Chantrys, Farnham, was also sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment after the court heard how he had driven at speeds of over 114mph while disqualified and altered the number plate of his car to evade police.

Officers were on patrol around 12.35am on November 7 2020 in Farnborough when they came across a Honda VFR motorbike. The registration came back as no trace and police attempted to stop the bike but it made off towards Farnham reaching speeds in excess of 114mph, through residential roads while there were other road users on the road.

Officers then lost sight of the motorcycle as it arrived on the outskirts of Farnham at Upper Weybourne Lane.

However, a few minutes later, a second marked police unit spotted the motorbike in Weybourne Road in Farnham.

An area search was carried and shortly afterwards it was reported that the rider and motorcycle had crashed into the Shepherd and Flock roundabout, causing serious injury to the rider and damage to a metal and concrete barrier.

The driver was taken to hospital with life-changing injuries and was later identified as Asher Nelson. He was later interviewed under caution on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving under the influence of drugs, failing to stop, driving with no insurance or tax, and forging his number plate.

Detective Constable Rick Edwards, who investigated the case, said: “Not only did Nelson ride at excessively high speed, putting the lives of other road users at risk, he also did so knowing that he had no licence, tax or insurance.”

“Unfortunately, he has also been left with a life-changing leg injury as a result of his reckless behaviour and will face the next few months in prison.”

“I hope that this case highlights how determined we are to ensure reckless and irresponsible road users are brought to justice and held accountable for their actions in order to keep the county’s roads safe for others.”

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