A MAN had been jailed for assaulting his ex-partner and driving dangerously at police officers during a drunken episode in Leigh.
The assault occurred in the early hours of May 29 this year, when Oliver Chalk, 36, was driving home with the woman, following a night out at the Oakleigh Bar in London Road.
Both parties had drunk alcohol and were arguing, leading Chalk to attack the victim.
The attack resulted in injuries to her thumb and neck.
At Southend Magistrates Court, Joe Bird, prosecuting said: “The victim made a 999 call after she escaped from the vehicle and the defendant managed to find her whilst she was on that call.
“He told her to get back into the car as the assault continued and Mr Chalk referenced ‘Old Bill’ and ‘CID’ speaking about an unmarked police car.
“That car had officers who were dispatched following the victim’s 999 call. They also conducted several inquiries at a friend’s address where they believed he was living, and other addresses.”
Officers waited at the defendant’s Leigh home address in Canonsleigh Crescent.
When they noticed the defendant’s Mercedes pull into the road they got out of their car.
Chalk drove towards the officers at speed and a “slight glancing blow” was made to the police car.
The blow did not case any harm or injuries to the officers.
Mr Bird added: “The defendant continued to drive off and abandoned his car somewhere else in Southend before making off on foot.
“The victim drove off in the car to wait for help and officers found her and took her to hospital.
“Mr Chalk was arrested the following day.”
Judge Ian Graham sentenced Chalk to six months for dangerous driving and two months for common assault which will run consecutively.
He is also disqualified from driving for one year.
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