A 20-year-old Cambridge man who led police on a 160km/h chase around the city has been thrown in gaol after posting details of his escape on social media. Image: SWNS/Stian Alexander/Facebook
The incident happened in Cambridge, UK, just after midnight on 17 January 2016, when Connor Lloyd was clocked for speeding in his Honda Civic.
Via Cambridge News.
When the officers tried to flag him down, Lloyd just kept on going. A chase ensued involving speeds of up to 160km/h, driving on the wrong side of the road, running red lights and going the wrong way on roundabouts. At one point, he barely avoided a head-on collision with another car. Fearing for public safety, the cops broke off the chase and put out a call for information about the vehicle.
Lloyd managed to evade the police that night — and mercifully no one was hurt — but in his infinite wisdom decided to share the details of the incident with his friends on Faceboook. In a Messenger conversation to friend, he crudely sketched-out the route, writing, "I will draw a line of where I went lol." The young man was even kind enough to provide an arrow, captioning it "speeding". In another message posted directly to Facebook — since deleted — Lloyd bragged about how he had three passengers in the car, and how he reached speeds of 160km/h during the chase.
As reported in the The Telegraph, Lloyd was later caught after the person who sold Lloyd the Civic messaged him on Facebook. He apparently recognised his former vehicle in the police reports. Lloyd boasted about the chase in the ensuing Messenger conversation and was later arrested. It's not known if this person outed Lloyd to police, or if Lloyd just handed himself in.
Lloyd appeared at Cambridge Crown Court late last week, where he plead guilty to dangerous driving. He now faces a six month prison term, and his licence has been suspended for a year.
"This was an appalling piece of driving," said Sara Walker, the judge who presided in the case. "It was highly dangerous. It was only by the grace of God no accidents occurred."