Banned driver hitting 112mph as he leads police on high-speed chase

Dramatic dashcam footage shows banned driver hitting 112mph as he leads police on dangerous high-speed chase in a Porsche

  • John Field, 30, from Dudley, West Midlands, tries to evade capture from police
  • He goes through red lights and drives on the wrong side of a dual carriageway 
  • He was jailed for 16 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Monday

John Field, 30, from Dudley, was jailed for 16 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court 

This is the shocking moment a banned driver tries to evade police capture in his Porsche during a 112mph police chase.

John Field, 30, from Dudley, West Midlands, failed to stop for officers when they spotted him travelling along Blackacre Road, in Dudley, on April 7 last year.

Field, who was serving a driving ban at the time, hit dangerous speeds of more than 100mph on a 40mph road as he tried to flee the scene during the three-mile pursuit.  

He then tried to evade capture on foot after officers successfully deployed a stinger to deflate the tyres of his sports car.

Dashcam footage released by West Midlands Police shows Field go through red lights at 60mph as police chase him. 

John Field, 30, from Dudley, tries to evade police capture in his Porsche during a 112mph police chase in April this year


The banned driver goes through red lights and enters the wrong side of a dual-carriageway during the three-mile pursuit

After police successfully deploy a stinger to deflate his tyres, the banned driver veers off onto the wrong side of a dual carriageway at 45mph. 

He eventually abandons his vehicle on Amblecote Road and tries to flee the scene on foot.

Within seconds, Field is caught by police and a brief struggles ensues as officers shout: ‘Stop struggling!’ 

Field, from Dudley, later admitted dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified.

He was jailed for 16 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Monday but has now been released due to time spent on remand.

He then tries to evade capture on foot after officers successfully deploy a stinger to deflate the tyres of his car

PC Dan Lynas, from West Midlands Police’s Traffic department, was one of the officers involved in the chase.

He said: ‘This was really dangerous driving through main roads, at really high speeds.

‘This happened early in the first lockdown, and a time when most people were staying at home to save lives, Field was going out and risking others.’

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