New dash cam footage shows a dangerous driver being pursued by police officers. The clip released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) shows a BMW driver driving recklessly through the streets of Belfast. Driver Stephen McKeag committed a number of offences during the chase including mounting the footpath, running red lights and almost crashing into an ambulance. During the pursuit, the cars reached close to 100mph, yet another offence.
The PSNI released the footage as a warning to the public to stop when a police officer requests you to.
Inspector Rosie Leech, Roads Policing said: “The video you’re about to see shows a police pursuit
“It shows a subject vehicle failing to stop for red lights driving on the footpath driving at excessively high speeds throughout built up area, you see it almost crash into an ambulance.
“Lucky the ambulance wasn’t coming for him.
The BMW driver is brought to a halt at the end of the clip when his car gets wedged between two cars and blocked in at the front and back by police cars.
Inspector Leech revealed what punishments the driver would have been given compared to what he landed for ignoring the officers
“It turns out this driver was uninsured. He would likely have been prosecuted and had his vehicle seized.
“Instead of which he went to court on a litany of dangerous driving charges and he got 10-months in prison.
“So the message is simple when the police ask you to stop, you need to stop.”
The PNI Road Policy twitter tweeted: “Decisions have consequences.
“This driver made a poor decision when he decided to evade the police resulting in a police pursuit and a subsequent jail sentence.”
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