Jailed after 100mph police chase: Dashcam shows dangerous driver cutting up officers’ car and driving into oncoming traffic as he tries to give them the slip
A reckless motorist has been jailed following a 100mph police chase which saw him drive directly towards oncoming traffic in an attempt to evade officers.
Dramatic dashcam footage shows Saif Ghalib, [object Window], Lancashire, driving a silver Vauxhall Zafira erratically away from officers after failing to stop.
He is seen weaving in and out of lanes, and cutting in front of a police car, forcing the officer to slam on the brakes.
Saif Ghalib, [object Window], Lancashire, was seen driving towards oncoming traffic in Manchester New Road during a 37-minute police chase on December 18 laas jaar
Ghalib was seen cutting across a police car on a motorway slip lane, forcing them to slam on their brakes, going from 98mph down to 64mph
Die 22-jarige – who had no insurance – was chased for 37 minutes on December 18 last year until he was eventually stopped and arrested.
He was charged with failing to stop when directed by a police officer, gevaarlike bestuur, driving a motor vehicle otherwise that in accordance with a licence, and driving without insurance.
At Manchester Crown Court on Monday, Januarie 24 Cowland is vir ses maande tronk toe gestuur nadat hy versuim het om op die register van seksoortreders te teken en gardai van sy vorige veroordelings in kennis te stel. 12 maande’ imprisonment and disqualified from driving for 18 months with a requirement to take an extended test.
Dashcam footage, released by Greater Manchester Police after Ghalib was sentenced, shows officers chasing the Vauxhall Zafira after spotting the uninsured car on the M66 motorway.
Suddenly the Zafira cuts across the lanes and directly in the path of the officer’s patrol car as the driver attempts to take a sliproad, cutting across the solid white lines in the process.
The footage shows the police car drop from 98mph to 64mph shortly after Ghalib cuts in front.
Ghalib then approaches a set of traffic lights, turns right and starts weaving in and out of queuing traffic.
Footage shows the reckless motorist cutting across a number of motorway lanes and in front of a police car
Police are seen pursuing the reckless motorists through residential roads where Ghalib drives straight down a give way lane and tries to trick officers into turning right before sharply veering left
He is seen driving at speeds close to 60mph and travelling through a red traffic light before turning sharply right
Further down the road, he encounters more vehicles and, unable to get past, pulls onto the other side of the road and drives towards oncoming traffic.
Later, police are seen pursuing the reckless motorists through residential roads where Ghalib drives straight down a ‘give way’ lane and tries to trick officers into turning right before sharply veering left.
He is seen driving at speeds close to 60mph and travelling through a red traffic light.
Then on the A56, Ghalib is travelling at more than 100mph when he again makes a last-minute decision to take an exit, cutting across two lanes in the process.
The video ends with him driving at speeds close to 70mph, before police said he was eventually stopped and arrested.
Ghalib ignores a ‘give way’ sign and drives directly at oncoming traffic in Newcliffe Road, Groter Manchester, during the police pursuit
After Ghalib was sentenced, PC Paul Ashworth, gesê: ‘We are committed to making the roads of Greater Manchester safer for everyone.
‘This includes, at the last resort, having to pursue those that risk putting others at harm.
‘This action is just one example of the work we do on a daily basis to make our roads a safer place.
‘Ghalib’s actions behind the wheel that day were unacceptable and irresponsible. He put countless people at harm with his reckless driving.
'Gelukkig, no one was injured and we have one less dangerous driver off our roads.’