This terrifying footage shows a criminal leading police on a dangerous high-speed chase — in what a judge described as a ‘monstrous’ piece of driving.
Daimon Hick, 26, was filmed overtaking vehicles at breakneck speeds and driving in the opposite lane of a dual carriageway on a police dashcam.
At one point he accelerates to a shocking 80mph in a 30mph zone in his Vauxhall Astra.
During the chase, on March 6 this year, Hick also mounts grass verges and comes close to taking out
two pedestrians as he races through a set of red lights.
The driver then abandoned the vehicle while it was still moving and ran off into a housing estate pursued by officers who can be heard saying “get him” as he darts away.
He was found in possession of cannabis when later arrested following a short chase.
Hick, from Cottingley, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, driving without insurance and driving without a licence and was jailed for 14 months at Leeds Crown Court.
The court was shown police camera footage of Hick driving along Dewsbury Road before turning left.
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Vehicles had to take evasive action as Hick drove on the wrong side of the road.
Two pedestrians, one with a walking stick, had to step out of the way of Hick’s Vauxhall Astra. Hick, 26, put more drivers in danger as he drove the wrong way on a roundabout onto Town Street.
Hick, who had a female passenger, headed back onto the Ring Road, where he drove in the opposite carriageway before crossing a central reservation.
Police managed to keep up with Hick’s vehicle as he turned left onto Churwell Hill.
Jailing Hick, Recorder Simon Eckersley said: ‘You drove once again in a breathtakingly disgraceful fashion.
‘This was a monstrous piece of driving.’
Hick, who has previous convictions for vehicle offences, was also banned from driving for three years, seven months.