A CAR smashed into a home causing £14,000 of damage after a man jumped from the moving vehicle during a police chase.

Fynly Rising, 20, of Genk Close, Canvey, was spotted driving dangerously by police but he failed to stop when signalled to by offices.

Officers gave chase as he drove on the wrong side of Cranes Farm Road, Basildon in the incident on September 29 last year, before turning down Montague Street and leaping from the car before it smashed into the home and car.

He appeared at Basildon Crown Court last week and avoided jail after the court heard he was self medicating with cannabis after the suicide of his uncle.

Prosecuting Hannah Gladwell said: “The defendant left the vehicle and it was travelling at about 15mph and it then hit the home and caused significant damage costing about £14,500 to repair.

“The vehicle also crashed into a car owned by the home owner and he tried to get away and damaged the bonnet of the car before he was arrested.

“He initially gave police false information but then gave his name and he was found with only a provisional licence and an amount of cannabis. He was over the drug driving limit.”

A victim statement from the home owner read in court says: “We were worried about getting work done due to the Covid pandemic, the electricity and gas was unsafe and turned off.

“There was just wooden walls between our valuables and the street.”

Mitigating, Sian Priory said: “I dispute it was intentional but it was very reckless. He is of good character and was not dealing with bereavement after the loss of his uncle to suicide.

“He did have excessive use of cannabis but has not used it since the incident.”

Sentencing Rising, Recorder William Hansen said: “As a result of this the home owner had to pay an insurance premium increase of £69 and also an excess of £150. This is a very bad case of dangerous driving but I am satisfied of the chance of rehabilitation.

“I sentence you to six months in a young offenders institution suspended for 18 months, an electronic curfew between 9pm and 5am and 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days, as well as a two year driving ban.”