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Danger driver hit more than 120mph during prolonged police pursuit

A DANGER driver who hit more than 120mph during a prolonged police pursuit has been jailed for 10 months.

Rory Williams, 20, took off at speed in a Mazda in southern Carlisle when police detected cannabis on the afternoon of April 1 last year.

Williams travelled at up to twice the 30mph limit within the city before hitting 100mph as he headed towards the M6 as police gave chase with blue lights illuminated and sirens sounding. He overtook one vehicle on a blind bend and went the wrong way around a roundabout.

On the motorway Williams was seen weaving between lanes; he “reached in excess of 120mph” and continued to drive with one tyre deflated and another completely missing after a stinger device was deployed by police who eventually brought his vehicle to a stop on the A6 at Plumpton, near Penrith.

It emerged Williams – caught hiding behind a wall after initially fleeing the scene – was not insured, held only a provisional licence and was over the legal cannabis limit at the time of the 15-minute incident. He admitted dangerous driving and was jailed this morning (TUES).

Recorder Tom Gilbart told Williams: “This was a shocking and quite appalling piece of driving. You put the lives of other people at risk.”

Williams – Carlisle-based but latterly of Redditch, Worcestershire – must serve a two-year driving ban when released from custody, and take an extended test.

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