Bus joyride was like a “Hollywood movie” - drunk driver jailed for taking £300,000 single decker

Stephen Pope, Wakefield Magistrates court.

Stephen Pope, Wakefield Magistrates court.

A drunken man with an obsession for driving buses took a £300,000 single decker on a joyride just “like something out of a Hollywood movie”.

Stephen Pope, 34, rammed a police car during the chase, drove the wrong way down the A650 dual carriageway and crashed into three cars before police boarded the bus and Tasered him on July 27.

Recorder Paul Isaacs, passing a 98-week sentence, said: “It was like something out of a Hollywood movie. Instead of it being a tank or a ridiculous fast car, it was a bus and the chase was on.”

 

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