Exmouth motorist pleads guilty after ramming a police car

PUBLISHED: 14:55 07 September 2017 | UPDATED: 15:31 07 September 2017

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Sean White pleaded guilty at Exeter Crown Court to dangerous driving after ramming a police car in Exeter in July 2017.

A motorist has admitted driving dangerously during an incident in which he rammed a police car on a road in an industrial estate.

Sean White, aged 48, of Sandford Court, Exmouth, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and criminal damage when he appeared by video link at Exeter Crown Court.

Both offences were committed when his Vauxhall Astra car was driven at a police vehicle in Grace Road, West, on Exeter’s Marsh Barton Trading Estate, on July 16.

When asked how he pleaded, White said:”I admit driving an automobile into a police car.”

Judge Geoffrey Mercer, QC, ordered a pre sentence report after defence solicitor Mr Stephen Nunn told him there was a mental health background to the case.

Mr Nunn said White has not committed any offences since 1993 and has had contact with psychiatric services since he was five. He is thought to have an untreatable personality disorder.

White told the judge he is not currently being treated by the community mental health team. He said:”They will not help me.”

White was remanded in custody and will be sentenced when a probation report is ready

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