A male has been jailed for driving offences after seriously injuring a police officer as he tried to make off from him after being pulled over.
Ricky Johnson, 32, of Daintry Close in Harrow, was sentenced to four years imprisonment at Harrow Crown Court on Thursday 20th February.
He pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, failing to stop for the police and driving without insurance.
When he is released from prison in four years, Johnson will also be banned from driving for 12 years.
At around 16:10 hours on 6th November 2019, a marked police unit tried to stop an Alfa Romeo that was being driven by Johnson in Windermere Avenue, Wembley.
Ricky Johnson | Image Credit: Metropolitan Police
Johnson stopped the vehicle but then reversed along the pavement and hit a police vehicle.
A female police officer who was getting out of the vehicle at the time suffered severe neck and leg injuries.
The suspect made off from the scene, but the car was found abandoned a few streets away in Oxenpark Avenue.
Officers from the North West Command Unit CID led the investigation.
Detective Superintendent Ray Keating of the North West Command Unit said:
“In escaping from officers who had pulled him over, Johnson’s driving was extremely reckless and resulted in an officer being seriously injured.
“He then drove off from the scene, callously leaving the officer needing urgent medical attention.
“The officer has since returned to full duties, and I would like to commend her courage and strength since the incident.
“While she has recovered physically, the incident has taken an emotional and psychological toll.
“Sadly, officers are injured whilst protecting the public far too often.”
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