A drunk driver who led police on a 12-minute chase reaching speeds of almost 140mph has been jailed.

Rimell Taylor, 38, from High Road in Guyhirn, was found guilty of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and drink driving at Cambridge Crown Court.

He was jailed for 21 months and disqualified from driving for three years and 10 months.

Taylor was driving a grey BMW along the A47 in Wisbech in the early hours of September 19th, 2016.

He failed to stop and police had to deploy a stinger. Taylor eventually came to a halt in Kirkham’s Lane where he was arrested.

The fact that Taylor has received a lengthy custodial sentence for offences that didn’t result in injury or death demonstrate just how serious the courts take driving in this manner on our county’s roads.

PC Ian Swales