Video: Teenage driver who hit a staggering 165mph before crashing near Harborough has been jailed
He was chased by five police forces as well as armed officers and the regional police helicopter before he crashed into a wall at a house
A teenage driver who hit a staggering 165mph before crashing near Market Harborough has been jailed for 12 months.
Usman Kiani, 19, was chased by five police forces as well as armed officers and the regional police helicopter before he smashed into a wall at a house in Theddingworth following the late-night drama.
Kiani drove a high-powered Audi S3 hatchback for 60 miles as he sped south down the M1 from Bradford, West Yorkshire, before he turned off at Lutterworth and raced along the A4304 towards Market Harborough.
Police pursued the teenager, who had four passengers, at speeds of over 100mph on the country road before he lost control on Main Street in Theddingworth and careered off the road.
Kiani and his four mates jumped out of the seriously-damaged car and ran off after the dramatic chase involving West Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire police forces.
But all five were quickly tracked down and arrested on the spot as police dogs and police helicopter were scrambled to the scene in the early hours of Monday April 26.
Kiani, of Cobden Street, Luton, admitted dangerous driving and driving without insurance at Derby Crown Court.
As well as being jailed up for 12 months he was banned from driving for five-and-a-half-years.
Jailing Kiani, Judge Shaun Smith, QC, told Kiani: “I’ve been doing this job a long time.
“But I think it’s the most appalling piece of driving I’ve ever seen without significant consequences.
“How nobody got injured in this 60-mile chase I don’t know.
“Thank goodness they didn’t.
“You had four other men in that car with you, and I know what you think now.”
You can watch footage of the Audi S3 speeding past an unmarked police car on Derbyshire Police Twitter here: https://twitter.com/DerbyshireRPU/status/1386590004332408832