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Lowestoft man who 'rammed' multiple cars before crashing into railway crossing and fleeing on foot pleads guilty



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A man has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving while disqualified after ramming multiple cars and crashing into a railway crossing.

24-year-old Tommie Pearmain, of Southfield Gardens in Lowestoft, entered a plea of guilty to the charges as he appeared in Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday, having been arrested the previous day.

His arrest came after an incident in the afternoon of April 14, in which Mr Pearmain rammed two police cars and three cars belonging to members of the public before crashing in to the crossing on Victoria Road in Lowestoft, and then fleeing on foot.

Norwich Magistrates Court.
Norwich Magistrates Court.

Nobody was injured in the incident, and Mr Pearmain has been remanded in custody to appear at Ipswich Crown Court at a later date for sentencing.

Sergeant Lee Simons of Operation Sentinel said: "The manner in which Pearmain drove that day put members of the public and police officers in great danger. His reckless actions caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and occurred in the middle of a busy town. His attempts to evade capture shows his reckless attitude, and the determination of the Op Sentinel officers in their efforts to track him down and his ultimate early guilty plea makes me very proud of my team’s professionalism.”

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