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A SERIAL disqualified driver who crashed right into a taxi containing younger kids has been jailed for 33 months.
David Madden, 28, smashed into Paul Cassidy’s Mercedes Vitto in Drumchapel on June 4, this 12 months.
The airbags in Madden’s automotive deployed and the kids, aged eight and 10, fortuitously escaped unhurt.
Nevertheless, they have been described as “crying loudly”.
Madden had earlier reversed right into a cop automotive after stopping throughout a police pursuit.
Madden pleaded responsible right now at Glasgow Sheriff Courtroom to harmful driving and driving whereas disqualified.
He additionally admitted to failing to cease for police and driving with out insurance coverage.
The offence is Madden’s sixth for harmful driving and driving whereas disqualified.
The courtroom heard officers clocked Madden behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Tiguan going above the velocity restrict.
As officers acquired behind him, Madden sped off whereas parked automobiles and kids have been within the space.
Prosecutor Tanjeel Maleque added: “This was a transparent try and make floor on police to attempt to evade them.”
Officers activated their blue lights as Madden raced on earlier than initially stopping.
An officer approached Madden’s automotive meantime.
Mr Maleque stated: “As he acquired to the again of the car, Madden engaged the reverse gear and utilized full, agency acceleration.
“He collided with the entrance of the police car inflicting intensive injury to the bodywork and radiator.”
Madden sped off once more whereas Mr Cassidy was close by travelling with a girl and her two kids.
Mr Maleque added: “They have been driving on Station Highway when Madden collided with Mr Cassidy’s car inflicting the airbags to deploy in his car.”
Madden fled the scene right into a wooded space with out checking on the welfare of Mr Cassidy and his passengers.
Officers later caught up with them to search out that the kids have been “clearly distressed…crying loudly and shouting that they wished to go house”.
Madden was traced to his house the following day the place he was arrested.
Joanne McMillan, defending, informed the courtroom that Madden “panicked” after recognizing the police.
The lawyer added: “He needs to apologise for his behaviour and is extraordinarily ashamed to search out himself earlier than the courtroom.”
Sheriff Andrew Cubie informed Madden that he had a “fairly stunning driving file.”
Madden was disqualified from driving for 10 years in addition to his jail sentence.