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POLICE CHASE: Dangerous driver is jailed for over a year after high speed pursuit through Amersham (VIDEO)

 Published on: 5th August 2022   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

A man has been jailed on July 23 for driving offences which led to a high-speed pursuit across Amersham.

At around 11.40pm on June 1, Thames Valley officers spotted a black Mercedes A Class speeding on Gore Hill while on patrol in an unmarked vehicle.

When the officers caught up with the speeding car on London Road West, it refused to pull over and accelerated away at a frightening pace.

Video credits to Thames Valley Police.

The Mercedes reached speeds of 110mph in a 50mph limit area and 80mph in a 30mph limit area, as well as going through red traffic lights, contravening ‘keep left’ signs and going around roundabouts in the wrong direction.

At one point, the Mercedes narrowly missed a member of the public by going down the wrong side of a traffic island by Tesco on Amersham Road, High Wycombe.

The Mercedes had to mount the traffic island to avoid the collision, causing damage to the vehicle.

After around nine minutes, the Mercedes started to smoke and spark near Hazlemere before slowing down to a stop on Cryers Hill Road.

When officers arrested the driver, Saqib Mohammed Jawaid, 23, of High Wycombe, they discovered that he was already disqualified from driving for a previous offence. Jawaid only had a provisional licence and was not insured to drive the Mercedes.

PC Martin Woodford, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, based at Amersham police station, said: “The drive that Jawaid took that night should have taken 19 minutes and he completed it in nine minutes.

“It was clear to see Jawaid was willing to take needless risks and in doing so put other road users at risk of serious harm by driving so dangerously.

“The sentence issued by the court is a reflection of this.

“We will robustly target offenders who drive dangerously and while disqualified to keep the public safe on the roads.

“And those people who commit these offences will be put before the courts and brought to justice.”

Jawaid was sentenced to a year and two months in prison at Aylesbury Crown Court on Saturday, July 23.

Jawaid was also disqualified from driving for two years and seven months, with him needing to complete an extended retest before getting his licence back.

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