Dramatic video of the moment a Ramsey drug dealer was using a police stinger after he failed to stop has been released.
Police from the Huntingdonshire Neighbourhood Team carried out a warrant at the home of Ethan De Pasquale in Old Station Road, on 23 May last year, after suspecting he was dealing drugs.
In his bedroom and vehicle, they found cannabis worth more than £1,000, a knife and mobile phones with messages linking him to dealing class A and B drugs.
The 19-year-old was arrested again on 24 October last year after the vehicle he was in failed to stop between Huntingdon and Warboys.
Officers used a stinger to slow the vehicle down and then caught up with him with another mobile phone containing messages concerning drug dealing.
At Peterborough Crown Court on Wednesday (13 September), De Pasquale was sentenced to 21 months in prison, suspended for two years.
He must also carry out 200 hours unpaid work.
PC Chris Winchester, from the Huntingdonshire Neighbourhood Team, who investigated, said: “This sentence gives this young individual the opportunity to turn his life around, away from drug dealing.
“However, should he be caught again, he risks the suspended sentence being revoked and will face a prison sentence instead.”
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