Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
This is the shocking moment a drunk driver goes at over 130 mph and escapes from the police during a pursuit before accidentally running into them again and is arrested.
The dangerous chase happened on the M25 motorway in the Borough of Runnymede in South East England in the early hours of 12th September 2020 but the video was just released by the Surrey Police on 28th May.
According to a police report, the driver Jay Peters, 31, from Rushbrooke Close, High Wycombe, was given a prison sentence of one year, suspended for two years, and was banned from driving for five years when he appeared at the Guildford Crown Court on Friday 21st May.
He will also have to complete 250 hours of community service and take a driving test following his ban. Peters will also have a curfew for three months.
The police report said he pleaded guilty to driving dangerously while under the influence of alcohol during a pursuit with police.
The dashcam video shows Peters speeding on the M25 motorway reaching speeds as high as 134 mph as the cars whizz past the heavy traffic.
Peters then begins to take series of tight turns as the officer says: “Yeah, he’s going around in circles. He’s trying to lose me now.”
Peters manages to lose the officer who calls it in before the video cuts to show the patrol officer finding the suspect vehicle making a turn.
The video ends as the driver parks the car and steps outside as the officers arrest him.
The officers placed Peters under custody after he failed a breathalyser test and under suspicion of not stopping when asked to by an officer and dangerous driving.
Rebecca Blake, one of the police officers investigating the case, said: “Peters was not only over the limit and so his senses were dangerously impaired, but he put other people’s lives at risk with no concern for their safety.”
She said his reckless driving endangered the lives of other people and added: “This is something we take extremely seriously in Surrey.”