Dashcam shows uninsured driver dodge through traffic before head-on crash after 80mph police chase

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This is the dramatic moment an uninsured driver led police on an 80 mph chase through narrow streets before crashing and attempting to flee the scene.

Callum Taylor, 20, sped off after officers spotted his silver Peugeot and tried to carry out a routine stop in Rugby, Warwickshire, on 13 March.

Footage from the patrol car shows Taylor dart through a red light and drive on the other side of the road as he desperately tried to outrun officers.

Callum Taylor sped off after officers spotted his silver Peugeot and tried to carry out a routine stop. (SWNS)
Callum Taylor sped off after officers spotted his silver Peugeot and tried to carry out a routine stop. (SWNS)
Callum Taylor led police on a car chase at speeds of up to 80mph. (SWNS)
Callum Taylor led police on a car chase at speeds of up to 80mph. (SWNS)

During the 10-minute chase through residential streets, Taylor hit speeds of 80mph and narrowly avoided hitting dozens of motorists who swerved to avoid being hit.

He finally crashed head-on with another vehicle as he tried to force his way through a one-way road across a bridge.

Footage shows him leap out of the car and attempt to flee on foot, before being arrested a short distance away.

Callum Taylor darted through a red light and drove on the other side of the road as he tried to outrun officers. (SWNS)
Callum Taylor darted through a red light and drove on the other side of the road as he tried to outrun officers. (SWNS)

Taylor, of no fixed address, admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

He was jailed for 14 months at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday and banned from driving for three-and-a-half years.

Callum Taylor crashed head-on with a black Picasso as he tried to force his way through a one-way road across a bridge. (SWNS)
Callum Taylor crashed head-on with another vehicle as he tried to force his way through a one-way road across a bridge. (SWNS)
Footage shows Callum Taylor leap out of the car and attempt to flee on foot before being arrested a short distance away. (SWNS)
Footage shows Callum Taylor leap out of the car and attempt to flee on foot before being arrested a short distance away. (SWNS)

PC Chris Batchelder, of Warwickshire Police, said: “Despite some close misses, fortunately, nobody was injured in this pursuit.

“I hope the fact Taylor received a prison sentence sends a clear message that if you put other road users and the public in danger you will be punished.”

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