Bruce Dewey, 36, has pleaded guilty of dangerous driving in front of Chichester Crown Court after being involved in a 50-minute long police chase, during the pursuit he dialed the emergency services and requested them to stop chasing him.
The pursuit began when the police spotted Bruce on Tarring Road on February 22nd, he was driving a blue Honda Legend. The police knew of Bruce and known that he had only a provisional license.
As soon as Bruce saw the police behind him he accelerated away from them, beginning the 50-minute long police chase where a police vehicle was damaged, putting it out of action.
PC Peter De Silvo stated in a press release, "For nearly 50 minutes he refused to stop for police units, avoided stop sticks deployed to try and burst his tyres and at one point called 999 and asked us to stop following him!"
Bruce was brought to a halt after the police conducted a tactical stop.
Dewey was jailed for 15 months, disqualified from driving for three years with a requirement to take an extended retest and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £100. Nobody was injured during the incident.