Driver who reversed into police car in Kent jailed

A dangerous driver who reversed his BMW into a police car has been jailed for 22 months.

30-year-old Luke Jervis was pulled over by police back in January.

As one constable got out of the patrol car, Jervis reversed his car, smashing it into the front of the patrol car.

Officers then chased Jervis in a high-speed pursuit where he drove through residential streets before stopping his vehicle, and reversing again into the patrol car.

This time the airbags were triggered and the officers were injured.

  • Footage from the officers' bodyworn video cameras captures the moment Jervis rammed their patrol car for the second time

The officer in the passenger seat got out of the car and tried to smash the BMW passenger side window before going round to the driver’s side and arresting Jervis.

One officer suffered a swollen arm and hand as well as whiplash while the second officer, who had been driving, suffered a grazed hip.

Jervis pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and two counts of assault on police officers.

He has also been banned from driving for a total of five years and 11 months.