Cocaine driver tried to hide from police in Wolverhampton cemetery

By Megan Archer | Bushbury | Crime | Published:

A man who drove under the influence of cocaine has been disqualified from driving and given a suspended jail sentence.

Bushbury Cemetery, where Lee Deakin attempted to hide from police. Photo: Google

Lee Deakin, aged 30, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court after being found guilty of driving a car with a proportion of a controlled drug above the specified limit, driving a car dangerously and failing to stop.

He was also found guilty of possession of cocaine.

The court heard that Deakin, of Cannock Road, Westcroft, in Wolverhampton, was driving a black Ford Fiesta which failed to stop in Bognop Road, Essington, on November 4 last year.

He headed towards Junction 1 of the M54, before running from the car in Raynor Road and attempting to hide in Bushbury cemetery.

Deakin was arrested and tested positive for drugs.

He was consecutively sentenced to four months for dangerous driving and two months for driving under the influence of drugs for his crimes, both suspended for 12 months.

He was also ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work and disqualified from driving for 15 months, requiring an extended retest.

He has been handed costs of £425 to be paid within two months.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Deputy Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

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