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Drug-addicted couple played Russian roulette with other peoples’ lives in A1 police chase

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A drug-addicted couple who led police on a dangerous chase along the A1 in a stolen car “chose to play Russian roulette with the lives of other people,” a court has heard.

Graham Baguley stole a friend’s red Peugeot from Sandy Lane, Worksop, after asking for the keys so he could fetch his phone. on September 30, 2021, Nottingham Crown Court was told.

His then wife, Rachel Lowe, was at the wheel when police spotted the Peugeot the next day and began following it on the A1 to Retford, Nottingham Crown Court was told.

The number plate had been altered with a pen so that the P looked like a B,

Nottingham Crown Court.Nottingham Crown Court.
Nottingham Crown Court.

Lowe began swerving across the lanes and through tight spaces between other vehicles, at one point forcing a lorry towards the grass verge. The pursuing officer backed off to avoid a crash and Lowe changed lanes at the last minute to leave the motorway before they were finally arrested.

The court heard they both gave no-comment interviews, have previous convictions, and were last in trouble in 2017.

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Digby Johnson, mitigating, said Baguley has spent two months in custody and hasn’t offended since 2021.

Stefan Fox said Lowe has been in custody for 55 days and “is petrified of going back.”

“It is not the most attractive episode but there are worse episodes,” he said.

He said the UK has a prison population of 87,915 and an operational capacity of 88,987, which means there are only 1,072 prison spaces left.

Baguley, 53, of White House Road, Bircotes, admitted aggravated vehicle taking and Lowe, 43, of Blythe Court, Mansfield, admitted dangerous driving, before their trial yesterday.

On Tuesday, Judge Michael Auty KC told them: “It is a miracle and a mercy that no one was hurt or killed including the two of you.

“I am a realist and I recognise what drugs do to your judgement. You are off them now. If there is any hope for you two it relies in you staying off them.”

He sentenced them to 12 months, suspended for two years, with a nine-month drug rehabilitation order and 25 rehabilitation days each.

He imposed a three-month curfew on Baguley and ordered Lowe to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. They were banned from driving for two years.

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Man, 49, dies after van crashes into road paving machine on Scots road

A MAN has died after the van he was driving smashed into a road-paving machine on a Scots road.

The man, 49, driving the Peugeot Partner van collided with the stationary Volvo road-paving vehicle on the A75 near Glenluce[1] shortly before 7am.

A man has died after the crash on the A75

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A man has died after the crash on the A75Credit: SUPPLIED
Police sealed off the scene

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Police sealed off the sceneCredit: SUPPLIED
A probe is underway into the fatal collision

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A probe is underway into the fatal collisionCredit: SUPPLIED
A police car blocks the road near the crash scene

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A police car blocks the road near the crash sceneCredit: SUPPLIED

Emergency crews raced to the scene in Dumfries and Galloway as the alarm was raised.

Cops[2] sealed off the road after the major crash, with police[3] vehicles blocking the route and officers standing guard.

Multiple ambulances, a trauma team and an air ambulance[4] were all scrambled to the scene.

The van driver was raced to Galloway Community Hospital[5].

family and friends of the deceased at this time.

“Enquiries to establish the full circumstances of the crash are ongoing and we’d like to thank the public for their understanding, as officers carry out their work in the area.

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“We would appeal to anyone with information on the crash, any witnesses, or motorists who may have been in the area and have dashcam[6] footage, to please come forward.

“You can call police on 101, quoting incident 0538 of 21 May, 2024.”

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A Police Scotland[7] spokesperson added: “Road Policing officers in Dumfries and Galloway are appealing for information following a fatal crash on the A75 near Glenluce.

“The incident took place around 6.45am on Tuesday, 21 May, 2024. It involved a white Peugeot Partner van and a stationary Volvo paver machine.

“The driver of the Peugeot, a 49-year-old man, was taken to Galloway Community Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service[8] spokesperson said: “We received a call at 0642 hours today to attend an incident on the A75.

“We dispatched two ambulances, our trauma tram and an air ambulance to the scene.”

The driver was raced to Galloway Community Hospital

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The driver was raced to Galloway Community HospitalCredit: SUPPLIED
An air ambulance was also called to the scene

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An air ambulance was also called to the sceneCredit: SUPPLIED

References

  1. ^ collided with the stationary Volvo road-paving vehicle on the A75 near Glenluce (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  2. ^ Cops (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  3. ^ police (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  4. ^ ambulance (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  5. ^ Hospital (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  6. ^ dashcam (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  7. ^ Police Scotland (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  8. ^ Scottish Ambulance Service (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)

Rush hour chaos after crash closes major Scots road in both directions as person rushed to hospital

COMMUTERS are facing rush hour chaos after a crash on a busy Scots road sparked huge delays this morning.

Emergency crews[1] raced to the scene on the A75 near Glenluce at around 6.45am today.

The smash happened shortly before 7am this morning

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The smash happened shortly before 7am this morningCredit: SUPPLIED
Police have locked down the road in both directions

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Police have locked down the road in both directionsCredit: SUPPLIED
A van and a tar-laying machine were involved in the crash

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A van and a tar-laying machine were involved in the crashCredit: SUPPLIED

The road has been locked down by cops in both directions after the serious collision.

The smash happened at the Glenluce bypass near the A747 junction in the village between Newton Stewart and Stranraer in Dumfries[2] and Galloway.

A Peugeot[3] van and a tar-laying machine were involved in the collision.

The driver of the van was injured and rushed to Galloway Community Hospital in an ambulance[4].

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service[5] raced to the scene after the alarm was raised.

An eyewitness told the Scottish Sun that they spotted three ambulances, fire engines and an air ambulance heading to the scene this morning.

It happened while Amey crews were carrying out overnight resurfacing works at Glenluce.

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The essential repair works on the A75 have been underway overnight since Monday, May 6, and are crews expected to finish on Sunday, June 2.

They said: “The van crashed into the tar machine in the coned-off area on the eastbound carriageway.

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“It’s a three-lane road and two lanes heading eastbound were closed off for roadworks and resurfacing when it happened.

“An air ambulance was on its way, but they managed to make the ten-mile trip to the hospital on the road in an ambulance”.

Traffic[6] Scotland has warned that traffic is really heavy in the area, creating huge delays.

Commuters have been urged to avoid the area.

Police[7] are currently at the scene of the crash and are conducting enquiries.

Drivers are being diverted along an alternative route.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Around 6.45am on Tuesday, 21 May, 2024, police received a report of a two-vehicle crash on the A75 near Glenluce, involving a Peugeot van and a tar-laying machine.

“The driver of the Peugeot was taken to Galloway Community Hospital for treatment.

“The road remains closed as enquiries are carried out at the scene. Diversions are in place.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were alerted at 6.51am on Tuesday, 21 May, to reports of a road traffic collision on the A75 near Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway.

“Operations Control mobilised two appliances to the scene.

“One casualty was rescued prior to our arrival and was in the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 0642 hours today to attend an incident on the A75.

“We dispatched two ambulances, our trauma tram and an air ambulance to the scene.”

Posting X, formerly known as Twitter[8] this morning, Traffic Scotland wrote: “NEW 08:11 #A75 Glenluce


“Please #UseAltRoute at this time.”

Police have set up a diversion route

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Police have set up a diversion routeCredit: SUPPLIED
The driver of the van was rushed to hospital

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The driver of the van was rushed to hospitalCredit: SUPPLIED
An air ambulance was deployed to the scene but then circled back to the hospital

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An air ambulance was deployed to the scene but then circled back to the hospitalCredit: SUPPLIED

References

  1. ^ Emergency crews (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  2. ^ Dumfries (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  3. ^ Peugeot (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  4. ^ ambulance (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  5. ^ Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  6. ^ Traffic (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  7. ^ Police (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)
  8. ^ Twitter (www.thescottishsun.co.uk)