Driver Leads Police on High-Speed Chase, Then Tries to Escape on Foot
A man has been banned from driving for two years after police captured footage of him going over twice the speed limit.
Callum James Molloy, 24, was driving at 96 miles per hour on a stretch of highway in the UK which had a 40 mph limit due to roadwork.
He ignored police requests to stop and drove at 75 mph through a 30 mph zone in the town of Bridgwater, Somerset. The 24-year-old drove through multiple red lights, on sidewalks, and on the wrong side of the road in a high-speed chase.
He then abandoned his car and tried to escape on foot.
Molloy pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving with no insurance and was given a 20-month suspended sentence at Taunton Crown Court on Feb. 9. He was also ordered to do community service and pay court costs.
Speaking of Molloy’s recklessness, the arresting officer said, “Towards the end of the incident he was continuing to drive despite the vehicle suffering two blown tires.”
Credit: Avon and Somerset Constabulary via Storyful
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