04:00PM, Friday 13 October 2017
UPDATE Saturday, October 14, 1.40pm:
Thames Valley Police has removed the video from its YouTube channel but has confirmed to the Advertiser this is not due to a legal issue with its initial release.
A motorist has been banned from driving for one year after being caught on camera ignoring a red light and driving on the wrong side of the road in the centre of Twyford.
Nicholas Anthony Spender, aged 31, of Sherwood Place, Purley-on-Thames, was caught driving dangerously in Church Street in the video above, which was provided to police by a member of the public.
The incident took place on March 10 at about 5.35pm.
Spender pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving at a hearing at Reading Magistrates’ Court on October 2.
He was sentenced at the same hearing and was banned from driving for 12 months, and ordered to pay costs of £1,200.
Investigating officer PC Christopher Harrison, of the Twyford neighbourhood policing team, said: “In this incident Spender showed no regard for other road users or pedestrians’ safety.
“We have released footage of this incident which was provided by a member of the public.
“This evidence proved irrefutably the manner of Spender’s driving and led to him pleading guilty to the offence and I am pleased that he has received an appropriate sentence.”
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