Man charged with dangerous driving after incident in Sussex
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A man has been charged with dangerous driving following a pursuit in the early hours of Sunday, October 15.
The driver of a vehicle failed to stop for police in St James’s Street, Brighton, shortly after midnight.
The vehicle was later stopped by police on the A27 near the Beddingham roundabout at about half past midnight.
Police can now confirm that Nathan Blackham, 30, a builder of Brading Close, Eastbourne, was charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop when directed by a police officer, and driving while over the prescribed limit for alcohol.
He has been bailed to appear before Brighton Magistrates’ Court on December 7.
During this incident, there was a collision involving a police vehicle and a passenger who exited the suspect vehicle at the junction of Sutton Avenue and Arundel Road West in Peacehaven.
A woman was taken to hospital for treatment for a serious injury, but has since been discharged.
Sussex Police is reviewing the incident, and as it involved police contact resulting in an injury, it has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) as per standard procedure.
In the meantime, police are urging anyone with relevant information such as CCTV or dash cam footage to email: [email protected] quoting Operation Poplar.