Reckless driver leads police on 100mph chase in bid to avoid arrest

Reckless driver leads police on 100mph chase through busy town as he races on WRONG side of road and through red lights to avoid arrest

  • Craig Gibbs, 32, led police on high-speed chase through Bridgwater in Somerset
  • Reckless Gibbs drove down side streets at speed and crashed into parked cars 
  • At Taunton Crown Court, the 32-year-old admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and possession of a class B drug
  • Gibbs was jailed for 16 months and banned from driving for more than four years

A reckless motorist caused chaos as he led police on a chase – flying through red lights and driving on the wrong side of the road.

Craig Gibbs, 32, topped 100mph as he tried to evade officers – despite being disqualified from getting behind the wheel.

The driver had failed to stop for police, who then pursued him along the M5 and on roads towards Bridgwater, Somerset.

Craig Gibbs has been jailed for 16 months yesterday after leading police on a high-speed chase in his Ford Focus (pictured) through Somerset while high on drugs and banned from driving 

During the chase, Gibbs drove on the wrong side of the road and ignored traffic signals

Dramatic footage shows erratic Gibbs ignoring traffic signals and driving on the wrong side of the road during the chase.

Craig Gibbs (pictured) has been jailed for one year and four months yesterday after leading police on a high-speed chase through Somerset while high on drugs and banned from driving

Gibbs reached speeds of 100mph while being chased down the M5 before exiting at Bridgwater.

His Ford Focus is then forced down a side road, where it collides with several parked cars.

Officers were able to detain and arrest Gibbs on several offences after he had crashed, despite him trying to force his vehicle out of the mess.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary said he was also found to be under the influence of drugs following a test, and added driving while unfit through drugs to his rap sheet.

Gibbs later admitted several charges including dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and possession of a class B drug.

He was jailed for 16 months at Taunton Crown Court yesterday and banned from driving for four years and eight months.

Police arrested Gibbs after he was forced to stop and found he was high while driving his car

Gibbs was captured on police dashcam footage driving the wrong way down a busy road

Gibbs was jailed after he was filmed driving recklessly in Somerset by police during chase

Arresting officer PC Sam Donati said: ‘Gibbs’ erratic and downright reckless driving last month put both himself and dozens of law-abiding motorists at risk.

‘Knowing he was disqualified from driving he attempted to evade police with no thought for anyone’s safety.

‘I hope today’s court result acts as a deterrent to any drivers that getting behind the wheel and driving dangerously, especially when disqualified or under the influence, can lead to a significant sentence.’

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