Stinger stops disqualified driver who rammed police car
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A stinger device has been used to stop and arrest a disqualified driver who attempted to ram a police car during a pursuit in Medway.
Daniel Mills, 38, has now been convicted of a string of driving offences, just two days after he led officers on an 18-minute chase through areas including Walderslade.
At around 9.54pm on Sunday 15 January 2023, patrolling officers identified an uninsured Ford Transit and began a pursuit when it failed to stop. Throughout the chase, the suspect slammed on the brakes numerous times in an attempt to reverse ram the police car.
Kent Police deployed a stinger device which brought the vehicle to a stop on a grass verge in Capstone Road.
Mills, of Meadside Walk, Chatham was arrested and charged the following day with dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and driving without insurance. He was also charged with failing to stop.
Mills appeared before Medway Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 17 January 2023, where he pleaded guilty. He will return to Maidstone Crown Court for sentencing at a date to be confirmed.