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Mercedes driver caught with stash of heroin and crack cocaine after Ipswich police chase jailed

PUBLISHED: 16:41 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:41 19 March 2018

Frank Austin, who has been jailed for seven years after being caught with a stash of crack cocaine and heroin, plus a lock knife, following a police chase in Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

Frank Austin, who has been jailed for seven years after being caught with a stash of crack cocaine and heroin, plus a lock knife, following a police chase in Ipswich. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY

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An Ipswich man who was found in possession of heroin and crack cocaine after crashing his car during a police chase has been jailed for seven years.

A police officer started following a Mercedes driven by Frank Austin at around 7pm on February 17 in Foxhall Road, Ipswich, and saw him overtake three vehicles before turning into Parliament Road, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

In Parliament Road the Mercedes mounted the kerb and collided with a wall.

At the time of the incident Austin was a banned driver and after colliding with the wall he tried to run off but was caught after a chase.

He was found to have a lock-knife in the lining of his coat and was later found to have 100 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine.

Austin, 37, of Marigold Avenue, Ipswich, admitted dangerous driving, having a lock-knife, possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply, possessing cannabis and driving while disqualified.

In addition to being jailed, he was banned from driving for five years and six months.

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