Moment driver, 25, clocks over 100mph during late night police chase - before ... trends now
This is the moment a driver reached 142mph on a dual carriageway as he tried to flee from police in a dramatic chase.
Lee Robert Maughan, 25, fled at breakneck speed in a high speed pursuit last night, which ended when he crashed in the village of Temple Sowerby, before telling officers that he'd had a 'few pints' before getting behind the wheel.
The dashcam footage from a police car shows Maughan, in his red Mercedes, making reckless turns in an apparent attempt to throw the police off his trail.
The dramatic pursuit continues down a dimly lit dual carriageway as Maughan continues speeding across road markings that say 'slow' with explicit markings urging drivers to drive at a maximum speed of 30mph.
Maughan was 'narrowly' spared prison by a judge who said it was 'remarkable' nobody was injured or killed.
A PC first saw Maughan travelling erratically on the Kemplay Bank roundabout just outside Penrith at 2am on 19th September last year.
The officer hit 120mph on a stretch of dual carriageway close to Brougham Castle as Maughan sped off.
He then accelerated to 138mph near Center Parcs and, on a later dual carriageway section, the speed increased to 142mph.
Carlisle Crown Court heard how the officer continued to give chase as Maughan left the A66 with a speed of over 100mph clocked after he entered 30mph Temple Sowerby.
Prosecutor Brendan Burke said of Maughan: 'He reached the edge of the village where