Dangerous driver calls 999 demanding police stop chasing him
A dangerous driver who was being pursued by police has been jailed after calling 999 to demand they stop following him.
Footage of the chase, which involved multiple squad cars, was released by Sussex Police following Bruce Dewey's conviction last month.
The incident took place on February 22, after police spotted Dewey's blue Honda Legend and gave chase, knowing that he only held a provisional licence.
The 36-year-old, however, refused to stop, and led police on a 50-minute, low-speed chase through Worthing and the surrounding areas. During the pursuit he phoned the emergency helpline to request that officers stop following him. However, they continued and eventually forced him to a halt on the A27 at Sompting.
In a hearing at Chichester Crown Court, the labourer, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without third party insurance. He was jailed for 15 months, disqualified from driving for three years with a requirement to take an extended retest and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100.