Watch as driver crashes after terrifying five mile high-speed police chase

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This is the shocking footage of when a Derbyshire man put lives in severe danger when he tried to avoid police in a terrifying high-speed chase.

Callum Molloy from Castle Gresley, Swadlincote, reached speeds of 75mph in a 30mph zone after failing to stop for police.

The 24-year-old was given a 20-month suspended jail sentence and was disqualified from driving for two years after admitting charges of dangerous driving and driving with no insurance at Taunton Crown Court.

Callum Molloy was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court after admitting charges of dangerous driving and driving with no insurance.

Callum Molloy was sentenced at Taunton Crown Court after admitting charges of dangerous driving and driving with no insurance.

The above video, released by Avon and Somerset Constabulary, shows Molloy driving out of control, going at dangerously high speeds in restricted areas in his Ford Fiesta.

He is seen swerving from lane to lane, causing near misses, speeding through very narrow lanes and mounting pavements in a bid to escape.

It started when PC Owen Davies from Avon and Somerset Constabulary tried to stop the car driven by Molloy on the M5 between junctions 23 and 24, at about 12.25am on Tuesday 5 December, as he was driving at 96mph through roadworks, where there was an advisory limit of 40mph in place.

Molloy failed to stop and left the M5 at junction 24, heading into Bridgwater in Somerset.

Callum Molloy mounted pavements in his bid to get away from police

Callum Molloy mounted pavements in his bid to get away from police

During the pursuit, Molloy drove on the wrong side of the road, crossed double white lines, went through red lights on a crossroads at 70mph, mounted and drove across a pavement and reached speeds of 75mph in Taunton Road, where the limit is 30mph.

At one point, an Audi travelling in the opposite direction was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision as Molloy drove straight towards it.

Molloy ended up crashing his car at Puriton Hill. The chase lasted around five minutes.

Callum Molloy ended up crashing his car after a chase which lasted five minutes

Callum Molloy ended up crashing his car after a chase which lasted five minutes

PC Davies, of the Avon and Somerset Roads Policing Unit, said: “Callum Molloy had no regard for other road users’ safety that day and drove at extremely dangerous speeds during the pursuit.

“Towards the end of the incident he was continuing to drive despite the vehicle suffering two blown tyres.

“His actions could easily have had fatal consequences had he been in collision with another motorist or pedestrian.”

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