This shocking video shows a driver ramming a police car on a York side street.
It came in the middle of a chase around the city which reached speeds up to 130mph.
Today (Friday) the driver, Mikey Lee Neasham, 27, of Wenham Road, York, appeared at York Crown Court.
He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and criminal damage to a police car and was sentenced to 17 months’ imprisonment.
The court heard how at around 10.50pm on Monday 30 January, officers spotted Neasham driving a Vauxhall Astra on the A1237 ring road around York.
When indicated to stop, Neasham ignored the officer’s instruction and sped off through the streets of Rawcliffe.
He turned into a residential cul-de-sac and realised he was cornered. Neasham then smashed his way out, repeatedly ramming a police car and causing extensive damage.
He then took off in the direction of Shipton-by-Beningbrough, reaching speeds of up to 130mph along the A19 through Skelton, taking corners at 100mph.
As Neasham approached Shipton-by-Beningbrough he ignored the 30mph limit, tearing through the village at 90mph.
As the video shows, on the outskirts of the village, Neasham carried out a handbrake turn and then turned onto Corban Lane, heading towards Wigginton and Haxby.
He now reached speeds of 110mph, before turning right at the crossroads back in the direction of Skelton. However, before he reached the village for the second time, he lost control of his vehicle, and crashed off the road into nearby fields.
When arrested, officers found Neasham only held an expired provisional licence and the Astra was uninsured.
Along with the prison sentence he was also banned from driving for two years and eight months and ordered to take an extended driving test.
Traffic Constable Jack Dodsworth, who took over the second part of the pursuit, said: “Neasham’s driving was exceptionally dangerous.
“The speeds he reached as he travelled through Skelton and Shipton-by-Beningbrough were utterly reckless and it was only through sheer luck that he didn’t cause a serious or fatal collision.
“Also, the damage he caused to my colleague’s vehicle was extensive, meaning that a valuable policing resource that’s used to keep the public of North Yorkshire safe was off the road for some time.
“I hope the sentence handed to Neasham today sends a clear message to those who have a cavalier attitude to road safety.”
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