Hartlepool man gets jail warning over dangerous driving

Teesside Crown Court.
Teesside Crown Court.

A 25-year-old man who admitted dangerous driving has been warned he may be facing prison when he returns to court to be sentenced.

Michael Rochford, 25, of Furness Street, Hartlepool, appeared before Teesside Crown Court, where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, and driving with no insurance.
All of the offences happened on July 25.

The offences took place in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, and surrounding streets.

Judge Peter Armstrong adjourned the case for the preparation of pre-sentence reports.

The judge released Rochford on bail in the meantime and told him: “You should not take the granting of bail as any indication of the likely sentence. All options will be open, including custody.”

Rochford will be sentenced at the court on September 14.