Castle Bromwich: Alarming footage of the moment a young girl was almost run over by a dangerous driver

Louie Boyce has been jailed for dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance

This is the moment disqualified driver Louie Boyce almost ran over a young girl.

The girl was with her dad on the pedestrian crossing on Green Lane in Castle Bromwich when Louie Boyce impatiently over took a stationary car that had stopped to let her family cross.

The dash cam footage shows the youngster’s dad approach the car.

But 22 year-old Boyce revved his engine and sped off.

The footage was released on social media at the time, in May 2020, in an attempt to identify the driver.

Boyce then handed himself in to West Midlands Police.

He answered no comment throughout his interview, however dash cam captured his car at the scene and he was identified by several witnesses.

Louie Boyce has been jailed for dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and not having insurance

Boyce appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on 8 December and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and having no insurance. He was jailed today for 42 weeks.

PC Abbi Jones, from the Road Harm Prevention Team, said: “Boyce’s driving was dangerous, reckless and could have cost a young life. Fortunately, on this occasion nobody was hurt.

“The footage caused public outrage at the time and the online community pulled together to make sure that Boyce was identified and held accountable for his actions. Officers from our Road Harm Prevention Team reached out to the victims having seen the footage and commenced the investigation which has led to this conviction.

“I hope this serves as a warning that driving in this manner will not be tolerated on our roads and we will take action to hold those who drive dangerously accountable.”

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