A Hemel Hempstead cafe owner who led police on a high speed car chase while almost twice over the drink drive limit, has been given a suspended prison sentence.
Anil Fedakar, 27, was seen by a CCTV operator in the town staggering as he got into his car in the early hours of March 15 this year.
Fearing he had been drinking, the operator notified police and they were able to locate his Volkswagen Passat travelling along Leighton Buzzard Road in the town.
Despite indicating to Fedakar he should pull over, he tried to speed away, driving on the wrong side of bollards in the road and fishtailing his own vehicle.
But at a junction his speeding car was in collision with another car and police were able to block him in so he couldn’t go any further.
Fedakar who had three other people in the car with him gave a road side breath test which was positive and he was subsequently found to be a pat twice over the drink drive limit.
Fedakar of Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead who came to the U.K. from Turkey when he was 19, pleaded guilty at St Albans Crown Court on Friday (Nov13) to dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.
Judge Michael Kay QC sentenced him to eight months imprisonment which was suspended for 18 months and he will also be the subject of a four month home curfew when he will have to be indoor ps between 8pm and 5am
He was disqualified from driving for 18 months and must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.