Hartlepool thug who has attacked seven police officers is jailed again

A rogue driver who has attacked seven police officers has been jailed for nearly two years.

By Newsroom
Monday, 25th July 2022, 5:55 pm

Gareth Evans, 45, had to be Tasered to subdue him during the latest case to be brought before court.

One officer said that he was the most violent and uncooperative person he had dealt with in six years, Teesside Crown Court was told.

He smelled of drink and cannabis when he crashed into a wall in Grange Road, Hartlepool, after a officers tried to stop his car when he was driving without lights after midnight on July 20, 2020.

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Gareth Evans has been jailed again for attacking police officers.

Evans, who had reached speeds of 70 miles per hour in a 30 miles per hour zone, ran off and hid in a garden, said prosecutor Emma Atkinson.

Then on July 28 last year officers found him asleep in the passenger seat of his car.

They tried to put handcuffs on him when he lashed out at them and he had to be Tasered to subdue him.

Matthew Bean, mitigating, said that Evans attributed his bad behaviour to his health problems and a head injury, believing that he could lead a decent life if they were overcome.

Evans, of Duke Street, Hartlepool, was jailed for 22 months and disqualified for four years and 11 months and until he passes an extended driving test after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to give a specimen for analysis, assault on an emergency worker, witness intimidation and common assault.

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