London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
MR JUSTICE GREEN
MR JUSTICE WARBY
|R E G I N A|
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"The Suspended Sentence Order was imposed because you were in possession of a prohibited weapon. You have completed, as I understand it, the 180 hours unpaid work. I have to look at whether or not it would be unjust to impose the full terms of 18 months' imprisonment and I am bound to say that your record, particularly your driving record since that sentence was imposed, together with the offence of dangerous driving and the motivation behind it, lead me to the conclusion that there is no reason why that 18 month term should not activated in full, notwithstanding the work that you have done, unpaid in the community.
As far the dangerous driving is concerned, there is precious little mitigation available to you beyond the fact that by chance Mr Ofusu was not more seriously injured than turned out to be the case. The use of of a car deliberately as a weapon in those circumstances, in effect in order bully him, was wholly inexcusable and the sentence for dangerous driving will be one Ofusu 12 months' imprisonment. That will be served after you have completed the 18 months in terms of the suspended sentence which is now activated. A total therefore of two-and-a-half years' imprisonment. You will serve half that period less any time spent in custody. You will be released at the halfway point you will be subject to post-sentence supervision for a period of 12 months thereafter."
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