Disqualified driver who reversed Mercedes into police car filmed trying to flee o
n foot after 100mph chaseA disqualified driver was caught on camera hurtling into a field and trying to flee on
foot following a dramatic 100mph chase - after reversing his Mercedes into a police vehicle. Jamie Lee Wilson, 25, was chased by police after a vehicle number plate recognition check showed he was a disqualified driver. But instead of stopping when they instructed him to, the drug-fuelled driver reached speeds of 100mph and even reversed his blue Mercedes into the cop car, a court heard. Dramatic dash cam footage showed the disqualified driver speeding along the A180 before a police helicopter camera tracks him as he drives into a field and abandons his car. Wilson admitted dangerous driving ,
driving while disqualified, damaging a police car and possession of cannabis. Wilson reversed his Mercedes into a police car (Image: SWNS) He also pleaded guilty to drug-driving, failing to stop when directed to do so, speeding and using a motor vehicle without insurance. Prosecuting at Grimsby Crown Court, North East Lincs., Jeremy Evans said the charges all related to an incident which started at around 3.30pm on February 21. He said an officer first spotted the car on the westbound carriageway. Mr Evans
said: The officer observed the defendant travelling in front of him in a Mercedes C220. He conducted a vehicle number plate recognition check and information was received that the person at the wheel, in the preceding two to three days, was a disqualified driver. He followe
d the vehicle, knowing there was a chance that was the person who was driving the vehicle. He then took off into a field during a 100mph car chase (Image: SWNS) Mr Evans said after slowing down through the 50mph zone where roadworks are currently taking place, Wilson went on to reach speeds of 95 to 100mph on the A180. He then took the exit at Barnetby Top and initially pulled over. Mr Evans said: From that point onwards is where the crown says dangerous driving and failing to stop took place. As soon as they came off the sli
proad, the officer indicated with lights through the grille to pull over. But Mr Evans said Wilson went on to deliberately reverse into the police car after it pulled up behind the Mercedes. Video footage played during the hearing then showed Wilson driving off before turning back and going at high speeds through Barnetby. The 25-year-old eventually abandoned his car and
set off on foot (Image: SWNS) Read more:Drug driver left two seriously injured amid trail of destruction after flipping car into oncoming traffic Wilson eventually drove into a field, where he abandoned his car and set off on foot, now being filmed by cameras on the Humberside Police helicopter, which had been deployed to the scene. He was seen making a telephone call and at another point, undoing his trousers, before he was eventually arrested. Mr Evans said: The footage starts at 3.30pm and it was 3.
46pm when he was arrested. It was bizarre behaviour but the po
lice officers evidence is salient because they are used to dealing with people on intoxicants. It wa
s consistent with someone who was later to fail a blood test. And he said the speeds reached by Wilson during the pursuit were high for the area and it was clearly with no regard for anyone else. Wilson was se
ntenced at Grimsby Crown Court (Image: PA) Read more:Driver killed friend while 130 times the drug driving limit on way home from music festival Mr Evans said: It is purely by chance that he has not hurt or killed anyone as a result of his actions. Wilson had 37 previous convictions, including three for driving while disqualified and two for dangerous driving. Sentencing, Recorder Tahir Khan QC told Wilson: It seems to me that looking at all of the circumstances, you were disqualified from driving at the time, you had no insurance, you were on drugs, it was a long pursuit and you drove at r
idiculous speeds in residential areas. All those features of this offence make it such that I have really no option at all but to pass a sentence of immediate custody. Disqualified drug-driver Jamie Lee Wilson who led officers on a 100mph pursuit (Image: SWNS) Wilson was jailed for 18 months
and disqualified from driving for two years and six months. Speaking after the case, Mr Evans said: These offences put members of the public at risk. This is a defendant with an appalling record for driving offences and anyone committing these sort of offences will be robustly prosecuted. The sentence handed down in court here is an example of that.