A MAN has been jailed yesterday after admitting to dangerous driving and drug offences in Reading.

Patrik Jankoczky, aged 21, of Benson Close, Reading was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Tuesday, March 23, to two years and six months imprisonment.

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The sentencing comes after Jankoczky was approached by officers while he sat in the driver's seat of a car in Chepstow Road, Tilehurst on July 17, 2019.

He attempted to drive off, but mounted a curb and was involved in a crash with an oncoming car. The victim, a woman in her sixties, sustained minor injuries in the incident.

Patrik Jankoczky

Patrik Jankoczky

Once Jankoczky's car was inspected by officers, cash, phones, and quantities of cocaine and heroin were found in the vehicle. He was arrested on the same day, and was charged on December 10.

Jankoczky pleaded guilty in court to one count each of dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply heroin and cocaine.

As well as his imprisonment, he has been banned from driving for three years and three months, and must take a re-test afterwards.

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Investigating officer, PC Nicholas Wilkinson, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am pleased that Jankoczky has been sentenced and I hope it serves as a warning to those wishing to distribute drugs the severity with which it is treated.

“Thames Valley Police does not tolerate drug supply in our communities and we will actively seek out suppliers to bring them to justice in order to safeguard the public.

“Anyone concerned about drug-related crime in their area or think someone may be a victim of drug exploitation, is encouraged to call us on 101, or 999 in an emergency.

"You can also report online or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”