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Workington man drove car at pedestrians

Carlisle Crown Court

A Workington man has been banned from driving for a year and ordered to undertake unpaid work after driving his car at pedestrians.

Brian Herd, aged 28, of West View Walk, Workington, was sentenced today (31st August) at Carlisle Crown Court for driving a motor vehicle dangerously.

He was sentenced to 14 months in prison suspended for two years and disqualified from driving for 12 months. He must also complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

The incident occurred on Northcote Street, Workington, in the early hours of 27th July. Herd was seen to drive a yellow Peugeot 307 at two people during an altercation, striking one of them.

The two people who were driven at in the incident declined to assist with the prosecution. However, Herd was still charged with dangerous driving.

Herd pleaded guilty to the offence at an earlier hearing.

Detective Sergeant Jim Rooney, who managed this investigation, said: “Too many lives are lost on the county’s roads through collisions. Herd’s action that morning was completely senseless.

“I would like to thank the members of the public who contacted police, when the incident they witnessed was taking place, and for providing the evidence which ultimately led to the charges Herd faced.  Without the public’s assistance this matter may never have come to our attention.”

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