A dangerous driver who sped at over 100mph in a hired Bentley Bentayga SUV before running a red light and narrowly missing a police car has been sent to prison (scroll down for footage).
Officers were forced to take evasive action to stop the £200,000 luxury car from ploughing into them when 28-year-old Amir Khan raced through the red light in a built-up area in Ilkeston Road in Radford on the morning of 26th August 2019.
After almost being t-boned by Khan, officers put on their car’s blue lights and asked Khan to pull over.
Instead of stopping, the convicted drug-dealer shouted abuse at the officers before speeding off, leading to a pursuit.
A camera inside the hired Bentley showed Khan driving on the wrong side of the road at over three times the speed limit as he put the lives of innocent motorists at risk.
The shocking video shows Khan turning right at a no right turn sign and undertaking vehicles in a bus lane.
From the footage, investigators established that Khan was driving at 70mph in a 20mph zone.
Khan had hired the £500-per-day luxury vehicle for a wedding over the August bank holiday weekend.
But he was unaware that the £200,000 vehicle was fitted with several cameras that recorded footage both inside and outside of the car.
It was also fitted with a ‘real time’ tracker that alerted the hire car company that their vehicle was being driven at excess speed as Khan drove from Durham to Nottingham.
After managing to get away from the police, the car was abandoned near Khan’s home in Oak Tree Close, Lady Bay.
The hire car company recovered it.
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Detective Sergeant Jon Kerry, who investigated the incident, said:
“This was unbelievably dangerous behaviour by Khan, and it was incredibly lucky that no one was hurt as a result.
“At points, he was driving at speeds of over 80mph in a really busy area where there were lots of people out and about.
“He showed a complete disregard for other people’s safety, and I can only imagine that his motivation for hiring the car was to drive it in this dangerous way.
“I’m glad we were able to put Khan before the courts and hold him responsible for his actions.”
Khan was sentenced to seven years and seven months at Nottingham Crown Court on 21st December after pleading guilty to dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.
The sentencing also included jail time for Khan’s conviction for conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Nottingham between October 2018 and April 2019.
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