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Motorist went wrong way as ‘roads were busy’
9:30am Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
A MAN who almost caused a crash when he drove the wrong way around a Didcot roundabout has avoided jail.
Abdullah Anjum, 24, admitted one count of dangerous driving and was sentenced yesterday at Oxford Crown Court.
Michael Williams, prosecuting, said on March 19 this year Anjum had left the A34 and headed into Didcot, where he was noticed driving fast by other drivers.
The barrister said Anjum, of London, demonstrated “careless” driving in the way he was overtaking, but his behaviour became dangerous at the Foxhall Road roundabout.
Mr Williams said he drove around it the wrong way, forcing one driver to take “evasive action” in order to avoid a collision.
He added that the incident took place during the school run and so the roads were busy.
Mr Williams also said that Scott McCormak, another driver on the road that day, alleged Anjum made the dangerous manoeuvre to try to cut him off – but the defendant said he was just trying to take a short cut.
Matthew Rowcliffe, defending, said Anjum had already lost his job because of his mandatory 12-month driving ban.
Anjum was also given a 12 month community order with 120 hours’ unpaid work.
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