Man jailed after 140mph police pursuit on M4 near Swindon

A man who led officers on a high-speed car chase that reached speeds of more than 140mph has been jailed.

Muneeb Mehran, 23, of Whurley Way, Maidenhead, was caught speeding on the M4 near junction 15 for Swindon just before midnight on 19 January.

He was stopped on the hard shoulder, but sped away from officers, reaching more than 140mph through roadworks with a 40mph speed limit.

He was jailed for 26 months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving.

Mehran also admitted failing to stop, possession of cannabis and driving without insurance and a licence.

'Reckless behaviour'

PC Ben Greening, from Wiltshire Police's roads policing unit, said: "The speeds at which Mehran was driving were totally unacceptable and showed a total disregard for other road users.

"It is extremely fortunate that nobody was injured or worse, killed, as a result of his reckless behaviour."

After initially recording Mehran speeding at about 130mph, officers put their lights on, indicating for him to pull his Volkswagen Passat over.

But although he stopped on the hard shoulder, Mehran then drove away before officers could speak to him.

He was seen undertaking other vehicles and drove into the Thames Valley area before officers from both forces were able to safely stop him.

As well as the prison sentence, Mehran was disqualified from driving for 18 months during a court hearing on 22 March.

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