Dangerous driver is jailed

A MAN has been jailed for six months following his second conviction for dangerous driving in three years.

Jane Hunt

A MAN has been jailed for six months following his second conviction for dangerous driving in three years.

Damian Zagula first appeared in court in December 2006 after he sped through two red lights in Stowmarket at 80mph during a police chase while he was drunk.

On that occasion he escaped an immediate prison sentence after the court heard that he was remorseful and realised how stupid his actions had been.


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Instead he was given a four month prison sentence suspended for two years, banned from driving for two years and ordered to do 180 hours community service.

However, 19 months later in July last year Zagula, who is originally from Poland, was involved in another chase with police after he was seen driving dangerously in Station Road and Stowupland Road in Stowmarket.

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On that occasion the police helicopter was called in for assistance, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

Yesterday Zagula, 28, of Market Place, Stowmarket admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance. He was jailed for four months and banned from driving for a further two years. He was also ordered to take an extended driving test before going back on the road after his ban.

Judge John Devaux also jailed him for two months to run consecutively for being in breach of the suspended sentence imposed in 2006 for the earlier offences.

Sentencing Zagula Judge Devaux said that mercifully no-one had been injured as a result of his dangerous driving.

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