A "RECKLESS" driver who drove on the wrong side of the road and went through red lights as he tried to evade police has been jailed.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) said Lemar Wallace-Clarke, aged 25, of Rhine Close, Caversham, was sentenced on November 11 to eight months’ imprisonment and was also disqualified from driving for two years and four months with a requirement to take an extended test in a hearing at Reading Crown Court.

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Wallace-Clarke pleaded guilty to one count each of dangerous driving, driving other than in accordance with a licence and driving without insurance.

The force said: "On 5 January 2020, officers attempted to stop the vehicle that Wallace-Clarke was driving but he drove off along Loddon Bridge Road, driving over the speed limit, through red lights and on the wrong side of the road."

Wallace-Clarke was eventually stopped in Yarnton Close.

He was arrested the same day (January 5) and charged on June 15, 2020.

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Investigating officer, PC Jamie Payne, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “The driving displayed by Wallace-Clarke is some of the worst and most dangerous I have witnessed.

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“He took needless risks and put countless other people’s lives in danger with his reckless actions.

"He drove on the wrong side of the road on several occasions, continually drove at high speed and substantially above the limit, collided with roadside furniture and drove the wrong way around several roundabouts.

“I am pleased with this outcome and that he will now have time to reflect on his actions as he serves time in jail.

“This also demonstrated that Thames Valley Police does not tolerate this behaviour and that we work hard to bring offenders to justice.”