Driving menace threatened police officer's children after smashing into wall

A danger driver who crashed into a wall told a police officer he had Aids and he hoped his children get cancer. Marcus Oultram also said he would find out where the officer lived and rape his children after he was arrested.

Now the 32-year-old - who was described as a 'complete menace behind the wheel of a car' - has been jailed for 18 months and hit with a lengthy driving ban at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court. Prosecutor Emily Andrew said Oultram took his grandma's car without her consent on December 27.

Miss Andrew said: "He drove at speed and crashed into a wall in a block of flats at the junction with Novi Lane and Abbotts Road, Leek. He ran from the scene.

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"He was identified by witnesses. Police located him at the scene. CCTV from Morrisons showed him driving at speed. He was disqualified at the time. He did not have insurance. He appeared drunk when arrested.

"After his arrest he became violent and aggressive with the police. He said to the officers: 'I will smash every single one of you. I will find out where you live. I will rape your kids. Do you know I have got Aids?'.

"He moved his hands, which were covered in blood, towards an officer's face. He said, 'I will bite your nose clean off your face. I hope your children get cancer. I will pay someone to rape you. I hope your parents die. Go and get some nonces and drug dealers you muppets'."

Oultram refused to give a sample of blood or urine when in custody. Miss Andrew added the offending was aggravated by Oultram's previous record of 15 convictions for 41 offences, he was under the influence of alcohol and was subject to a 23-week suspended jail sentence at the time.

Oultram, of Lower Lee Farm, Meerbrook, Leek, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, aggravated vehicle taking, assaulting an emergency worker; failing to stop after an accident; failing to provide a specimen for analysis; driving without insurance; threatening, abusive words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress and breaching a suspended sentence order imposed for driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, battery and drink-driving.

Barry White, mitigating, said Oultram had been on remand for nearly six months. He said Oultram was realistic and knew he would receive a prison sentence. Mr White said: "He tells me he is sorry for his behaviour. He is ashamed by it.

"There was an incident involving two men which led him to get in the car and drive away the way he did. He accepts the behaviour was poor and accepts his driving was bad. When the police arrested him he was sprayed. His emotions got the better of him. He lost control."

Mr White added that Oultram wants to go back to the family farm after his release from prison.

Recorder Robert Smith said: "You made some vile comments to the officer. You told him you had Aids and moved your blood covered hands around causing him to fear blood transmission.

"Drugs have ruined your life in my judgement. A period in prison will enable you to get clean. You have an utterly appalling record. You were plainly under the influence of alcohol. You are a complete menace behind the wheel of a car."

Recorder Smith disqualified Oultram from driving for five years and nine months.

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