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WATCH: Police release footage of chase after Ripon drunk driver receives ban

North Yorkshire Police have released footage of a chase through Killinghall near Harrogate that saw a Ripon drink driver receive a ban.

WATCH: Police release footage of chase after Ripon drunk driver receives ban North Yorkshire Police have released footage of a chase that saw a Ripon drink driver receive a ban. 42-year-old Jonathan Harrison of Risplith near Ripon was arrested in the early hours on 26th November 2022. The manner of his driving caught the eye of officers on patrol in the village of Killinghall near Harrogate. Concerned about his safety and that of other road users, officers began to follow him and indicated to him to stop. Harrison failed to stop for the officers and drove his pick-up erratically along country roads for around 20 minutes. His vehicle finally came to a stop when he drove onto the driveway of a farm. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IguVwu2rDw8 Harrison refused to get out of the vehicle and officers had to use force to extract him. He smelled strongly of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet and his speech was slurred. He refused to provide a breath test at the scene and was taken to hospital to be checked over, where he agreed to provide a specimen of blood that showed his alcohol level to be almost 50 percent over the legal limit. He was later charged with drink driving, driving without due care and attention, failing to stop for a police officer and obstructing a police officer. He pleaded guilty to all offences and was sentenced on Thursday (26th October). Investigating Officer, PC Lewis Grainge of North Yorkshire Police’s Specialist Operations Unit, said:

“Mr Harrison put other road users in danger through his drunk and erratic driving. The result is that he has now lost his licence and must take an extended driving test. “He had no consideration for other members of the public using the roads or those living in the residential areas in which he drove through. It was fortunate that no-one was injured during this incident and Mr Harrison facing more serious charges. “Road Safety is one of North Yorkshire Police’s key priorities and we are committed to reducing the number of collisions on our roads and bringing to justice those who do not abide by the law.”
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