Drink driver’s 90mph ‘Russian roulette’ police chase through Hull after…

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Drink driver’s 90mph ‘Russian roulette’ police chase through Hull after marriage collapsed
2021-09-01 11:20:00
A reckless drink-driver who fell apart when his marriage collapsed “played Russian roulette” with people's lives during a hair-raising police chase around Hull. Glenn Hassan showed “utter contempt” for the safety of others and it was only by pure good luck that nobody was killed as he hurtled around streets at high speed, a court heard. Read more: Goole man charged with drink driving after crash left trail of damage near Howden He used to have a “lust for life” but turned to heavy drinking and was twice involved in “highly dangerous” drink-fuelled driving incidents with the police. Hassan, 39, of Malm Street, Hull, admitted dangerous driving, two offences of drink-driving and others of failing to stop and having no insurance. Get the latest breaking news in Hull and East Yorkshire by signing up for updates here. Hassan, of Malm Street, Hull, admitted dangerous driving (Image: Hull live) Cathy Kioko-Gilligan, prosecuting, told Hull Crown Court that Hassan was in a friend's 4×4 vehicle that was showing as uninsured when police spotted it at 12.50am on May 14. It turned into the Esso garage on Boothferry Road before leaving at speed. The police activated their flashing lights and followed it but it reached speeds of 90mph in a 30mph limit heading towards Hull city centre. There was a chase along Boothferry Road but police stopped Hassan by using their vehicle to push Hassan's vehicle into the kerbside. A breath test revealed that he had 60mcg of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg. He later told police that he had borrowed the vehicle to go and buy cigarettes from the garage. In a second incident on June 15, police asked a Ford Transit van driven by Hassan to stop at 10.45pm. But he sped off and was pursued by police with flashing blue lights and sirens. He drove on the wrong side of the road and through red traffic lights in streets where vehicles were parked on both sides of the road. He reached speeds well over the limit and ignored traffic calming measures as he sped along streets including Hawthorne Avenue, Hessle Road, Boulevard, Selby Street, Liverpool Street and Brighton Street. The chase ended only when he came to a dead end. Two male passengers fled but Hassan was arrested inside the van. A breath test revealed that he had 54mcg, again over the 35mcg limit. For the latest crime news in your area enter your postcode below Hassan had convictions for 16 previous offences, mainly for dishonesty, with his first conviction as a youth in May 1996. Judge David Tremberg told Hassan: “You were playing Russian roulette with the safety of the public and that's something which you must now pay the penalty for. “It's a matter of pure chance or good fortune that nobody was killed or seriously injured. Mercifully, nobody was hurt and no serious damage was done. “This offending is far, far too serious than to do anything else but to lock you up immediately.” Your free Hull Courts newsletter We report from Hull's courts every week. So for the latest headlines and stories from Hull Crown and Magistrat

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