Army mechanic led police in 100mph pursuit through Wiltshire claimed car was stolen
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 2 March 2022
AN ARMY mechanic claimed the car he was driving was stolen after he led police on a dangerous pursuit through rural Wiltshire in the early hours of the morning.
Evelcious Lacorbiniere reached speeds of 100 miles per hour during the chase, straddling lanes and veering onto the opposite side of the road.
After he got away, he phoned police to say that his car had been stolen whilst he stopped to go to the toilet at the side of the road, also making a false statement to the military police.
But the court heard that the defendant, a former police officer in St Lucia, is of good character and that this offence will result in the loss of his career.
Nevertheless, he was jailed for eight months and banned from driving.
Lacorbiniere was driving along London Road in Devizes just before 1.30am on January 3 when police noticed his windscreen was misted up on the inside.