Suspended jail term for dangerous driver who had young child in car

Gregg Sprawson-Mason was also banned from the road and given a curfew at Bolton Crown Court.

Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 11:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th October 2020, 11:54 am

Sprawson-Mason, formerly of Alder Avenue in Ashton, received a sentence of 12 months behind bars suspended for a year after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

Police said officers spotted Sprawson-Mason, 26, at the wheel of a Mercedes C250 on Wigan Road in Ashton heading towards Marus Bridge in the early hours of the morning on April 6 last year.

He initially stopped but then drove away at speed, with police initially pursuing before deciding it was not safe.

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The officers saw the car again on Warrington Road and as they followed it saw it go through two sets of red lights, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph in the process.

There were several more sightings of the vehicle around the Ashton area before Sprawson-Mason was eventually stopped and arrested at around 3.30am on Soughers Lane.

There was a young child in the front passenger seat who had a seatbelt on but no booster or child seat to secure him.

As well as the suspended jail sentence Sprawson-Mason was given a three-month curfew which confines him to an address in Pemberton between 7pm and 7am and ordered to attend 15 days of rehabilitation activity requirements.

He was also banned from driving until he passes his test and will then be banned for a further 12 months and made to take an extended re-test.

He was also given a £140 victim surcharge to pay.