Van driver brings terror to the A10

A dangerous driver who forced motorists to swerve out of the way as he led police on a terrifying chase down the A10 has been banned from the road.

Albert Loveridge, 63, was spotted by officers after his white transit hit a grey van between Chittering and Stretham in Cambridgeshire on 16 February.

He roared off before they could speak to him and was later captured on dash cam footage manoevering wildly and smashing a wing mirror off an oncoming Vauxhall Crossland as the driver battled too avoid him.

A few moments later police were contacted by a member of the public reporting a white van had crashed into a hedgerow.

Officers found Loveridge in the passengers seat claiming his ‘mate was driving.’

Loveridge, of Church Road, Wicken, Ely, was disqualified from driving for six years after admitting dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance at Cambridge Crown Court.

He was also given a 12-month community order and must pay a £500 fine.

PC Jake Cross said: ‘Loveridge showed absolutely no regard for other users by driving in this incredibly dangerous manner. He put the lives of others, not to mention himself at risk.

‘He will now be off the roads for a considerable period of time thanks to the sentence imposed by the courts.’