A disqualified driver has been jailed after leading police on a dangerous pursuit at nearly three times the legal speed limit.
Connor Riddell drove the wrong way around a roundabout and reached speeds of 85mph in a 30mph limit in a bid to evade arrest.
The 23-year-old was spotted behind the wheel of a Range Rover heading down the A690 near Sunderland by officers in November 2020.
While on bail for this offence, Riddell drove on two further occasions – and officers also discovered a picture posted on Facebook showing him and another man posing with a stolen £20,000 Jaguar
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