19th Jan, 2019

Club doorman drove at 100mph with burst tyres in police chase

A NIGHT club doorman in Leamington drove at more than 100mph, even after one of his tyres burst when he went across a traffic island, in an attempt to escape from the police.

By the time Mudasar Ali finally stopped, the tyre on his uninsured Seat Leon had completely disintegrated, and he was driving on just the wheel rim.

The 25-year-old, of Phillimore Road, Saltley, Birmingham, was jailed for ten months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving and having no insurance and no licence.

And after watching the police car’s on-board recording of the pursuit, a judge at Warwick Crown Court also banned Ali from driving for two years and five months.

Prosecutor Peter Grice said that at 3.40 in the morning on January 28 officers carried out a check on Ali’s Seat Leon after seeing it in Adelaide Road, Leamington.

It was not insured, so they signalled for him to stop, and at first he slowed and it appeared he was going to do so.

But he sped off triggering a chase of nearly six miles which saw a speeds reached of 115mph.

As he raced out of Leamington along Europa Way at more than 100mph Ali lost control of the Seat at a traffic island and went straight over it, damaging signs and the car.

He continued towards the M40, still at more than 100, until he reached the next island where, instead of continuing to the motorway, he turned onto the B4100 Banbury Road.

Ali continued at high speed, despite struggling to control the car because of a burst tyre, until he reached Ashorne where he finally slowed down and pulled over.

The officers found that one of the tyres on the Seat had completely disintegrated, leaving just the metal wheel rim.

Ali, who Mr Grice said had passed his test in 2016 but had had his licence revoked in September last year for driving without insurance, was arrested.

He said he had been working as a doorman at a Leamington night club, and had driven because he could not have got home by train at that time in the morning.

David Everett, defending, said Ali’s only previous conviction was for having no insurance, but because he was a new driver his licence reverted to a provisional one as a result of that.

Since then he had tried to re-take his test, but had twice failed the written test.

Jailing Ali, Judge Peter Cooke told him: “You embarked on nearly six miles at very high speeds of up to 115mph, which exposes you to the risk of killing yourself or colliding with someone else and killing them.”

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