A MAN has been jailed for a string of drug driving offences across Wokingham, including drug driving, driving while disqualified, driving with no insurance and failing to surrender to court.

Grzegorz Drews, 40, of Hornbeam Drive, Earley, was sentenced for his crimes at Reading Magistrates Court on Wednesday, June 16.

ALSO READ: Drug dealer jailed after police discover cocaine and heroin in Reading property

This comes after police officers pulled into Denton Park Road car park, Wokingham, when they heard loud music being played on June 29, 2019.

Drews was sat in a car, and when he saw the officers he pulled the keys from the ignition, threw them into the footwell, and then ran away.

He was chased by the officers and was eventually stopped in a garden on South Drive, where he was arrested.

On September 27, 2019, officers were once again patrolling on Barkham Road, Wokingham, when a car activated their number plate camera as having no insurance. The car then drove off at speed, but was chased by the officers.

Reading Chronicle:

They eventually found the vehicle abandoned in Rowan Close. Police searched the area when they found Drews hiding in the nearby woodlands, in the mud, face-down.

He was then arrested at the scene.

Drews was charged via postal requisition on 27 December 2019 for the offences in June 2019 and on 12 March 2020 for the offences in September 2019.

He was convicted on Monday, June 14, of two counts of driving whilst disqualified and one count each of being in charge of a vehicle whilst over the specified drug limit, driving whilst over the specified drug limit, driving with no insurance and failing to surrender to court.

Drews was sentenced to six months imprisonment and disqualified from driving for three years and seven months, and was ordered to undertake an extended driving test at the end of his disqualification.

ALSO READ: Man arrested after neighbours raise concerns over drug dealing at Bracknell house

Investigating officer, PC Jamie Payne, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit said: “Despite Drews having been caught in charge of a vehicle whilst over the specified limit of methamphetamine on the first occasion in 2019, he was then caught again driving over the specified limit of amphetamine a few months later. Additionally on both occasions he was driving whilst disqualified and uninsured”.

“He has shown little regard for driving and repeatedly tried to evade officers.

“Driving whilst under the influence of drugs is dangerous and can put the driver and others at great risk.

“Drews will now have time to reflect on his actions whilst in prison.”