Man jailed after high speed car chase through Peterborough

Scene of police chase at Fletton Ave at the junction with Fletton High street, at the flyover. EMN-141223-141231009

Scene of police chase at Fletton Ave at the junction with Fletton High street, at the flyover. EMN-141223-141231009

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A man has been sentenced to 11 months in prison following a high speed car chase through Peterborough.

Drew Archer-Loader, 25, of no fixed address, failed to stop for Road Policing Unit officers in the Fletton area of Peterborough, at about 3am on December 23, 2014.

Peterborough Crown Court.

Peterborough Crown Court.

The following pursuit saw Archer-Loader drive at speeds of more than 70mph along 30mph residential roads.

The pursuit ended when Archer-Loader lost control at high speed, crashing into a ditch in Stanground and rolling onto the roof. He suffered serious injuries and had to be released by the fire service and treated at the scene by paramedics.

Archer-Loader was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court on Friday (July 3) after changing his plea to guilty.

He received eight months for dangerous driving, plus three months for breach of a suspended sentence. Additionally he was sentenced to four months to run concurrently, for driving while disqualified, and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

PC Craig Wheeler said: “We will continue to target those who drive whilst disqualified and without insurance.

“This result should serve as a warning to those who do so, that you will be dealt with robustly.

“Drew Archer-Loader placed himself and other road users in serious danger. Thankfully, he did not kill or seriously injure anyone else.”