A 42-year-old man who rammed a police car with a stolen disability vehicle during a chase has been jailed for 30 months and given a criminal behaviour order.

Ipswich Crown Court was told Shaun Hogg, who has 114 previous convictions, refused to stop for police when they saw him behind the wheel of the £27,000 Peugeot in Colchester in January this year.

Sentencing him, Recorder Emma Nash said that although he hadn’t stolen the car from a property in Hyena Drive, Stanway he had bought it for a low price knowing it was stolen.

She said that when officers approached the car, he had locked the doors and reversed into a bollard in Bourne Road, Colchester.

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Officers broke a window of the car and tasered Hogg but this had no affect on him and he had then rammed a police car at 40mph causing extensive damage.

He had then driven off and hit two other vehicles before turning into Mersea Road.

Hogg was arrested after he abandoned the car and was seen running across a garden.

Following his arrest, he threatened to kill a police officer saying: “I’m going to slit your throat. You’re done. I’m going to kill you when I’m out.”

Recorder Nash said Hogg had an unenviable criminal record dating back 25 years, but he now wanted to break the cycle of committing offences.

She accepted that the root cause of his offending was alcohol and substance abuse.

Hogg, of no fixed address, admitted handling stolen goods, making a threat to kill, dangerous driving , failing to provide specimen for analysis, failing to stop when directed by a police officer, driving without insurance, and failing to stop after an accident.

In addition to being jailed he was banned from driving for three years and three months and given a three-year criminal behaviour banning him from entering Colchester city centre.