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Dangerous driver tops 118mph and heads wrong way down dual carriageway

Video footage released by police shows a dangerous driver speeding at 118mph as he tries to escape officers.

Credit: Sussex Police

A marked police car signalled for 29-year-old Colin Pollard to stop his car in Crawley, West Sussex.

But instead he sped up to 80mph in the 40mph zone, driving the wrong way down a slip road and twice around a roundabout before exiting on the wrong side of the road.

Credit: Sussex Police

Pollard was also seen driving at more than 90mph in a 30mph zone and reaching 98mph where the speed limit was 50mph.

He was eventually stopped on the M23 where police say he reached speeds of 118mph.

Credit: Sussex Police

Pollard, from East Grinstead, was jailed for a year at Brighton Crown Court after he admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to stop for police.

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Pollard's driving put everyone else on the roads in danger.

He was driving well above the speed limit, often on the wrong side of the road and if anyone had crossed his path there would have been a serious accident. The simple truth is that Pollard could have killed someone. He knew he shouldn't have been driving but didn't want to be arrested so instead gambled with his life and the lives of other drivers in the area. On this occasion he got away with only being jailed. On another night he could have been killed.

– Chief Inspector Phil Nicholas, of Surrey and Sussex Roads Policing Unit