25 May Watch as Porsche driver hits 112mph during three mile police chase through Dudley
A banned driver was caught on camera as he led police on a 112mph pursuit through Dudley – running red lights and speeding down the wrong side of the dual carriageway.
John Field was spotted by officers driving a Porsche in Blackacre Road, Dudley, during the national lockdown on April 7 last year.
Field, who was serving a driving ban at the time, hit around 112mph on a 40mph stretch of Duncan Edwards Way and went through red lights near Merry Hill shopping centre at 60mph – as can be seen in the shocking video above.
The Porsche’s tyres were stung but he carried on – hitting 45mph as he drove on the wrong side of the Thorns Road dual carriageway.
He eventually gave up and abandoned the Porsche on Amblecote Road, where he was arrested after a brief struggle.
The 30-year-old, of Summerfield Road, Dudley, admitted dangerous driving and driving while disqualified and was jailed for 16 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday, May 17. However, he has now been released after serving his sentence on remand.
PC Dan Lynas, one of the officers who pursued Field, said: “This was really dangerous driving through main roads, at really high speeds.
“This happened early in the first lockdown, and a time when most people were staying at home to save lives, Field was going out and risking others.”