[A] SPEEDING driver chased by police who reached 122mph on a Cumbria coastal road without catching him up has been jailed for six months.
Tyler Joseph Wilson, 21, was said to have been egged on by a passenger who urged him not to stop as officers began a pursuit around Maryport with blue lights flashing.
In darkness just before midnight, on March 30, Wilson was followed by two police vehicles, one of which reached 90mph in Maryport. On the B5300 towards Allonby, dash-cam footage played to Carlisle Crown Court showed he officer’s speed rise to 123mph without initially closing on Wilson’s Volkswagen Passat.
Wilson, of Browside Road, Dearham, went through a red light without braking and fled the vehicle after reaching a dead end in a Silloth caravan park. He was later found hiding in the loft of a house, and lashed out when attempts were made to arrest him.
He was jailed today having previously admitted dangerous driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with his licence, resisting a PC and no insurance. Wilson, who wept as the CCTV footage was shown, must also serve a two-year driving ban when released, and pass an extended test.
Recorder Andrew McLoughlin told him his driving had been “appalling” and “disgraceful”.