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Drug-driving ex-nurse jailed after high-speed police chase and trying to 'put blame on them'

A Black Country former lead nurse has been put behind bars after initiating a police chase.

Emma Clarke was jailed for dangerous driving last November, failing to provide blood, and possessing cocaine. Photo: North Wales Police

Emma Clarke was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Mold Crown Court after being pleading guilty to dangerous driving, failing to provide blood and possessing cocaine for the incident which happened in November last year in Llandudno, North Wales.

The 39-year-old, of Woodman Road in Halesowen, was found by police inside a black Audi on Vicarage Gardens on November 14 following reports that she had reversed into the driveway of an elderly resident and was behaving suspiciously.

In court, prosecutor Elen Owen said Clarke had refused to get out of a black Audi and appeared to pretend to be asleep, then driven off at speed as a policewoman reached through the driver’s window of her car to grab the keys.

Ms Owen said that Clarke drove off over a garden and dodged two police cars, heading for Llandudno Junction and a police car reached 97mph as an officer tried to catch up with her, with the pursuit ending when the Audi turned into a dead end.

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