Disqualified driver in 90mph road chase

Lee Muir, from Morley Croft, Leyland, jailed for dangerous driving.
Lee Muir, from Morley Croft, Leyland, jailed for dangerous driving.
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A disqualified driver who led police on a terror chase of up to 90mph in a 30mph zone has been jailed for 28 weeks and banned for 118 weeks.

Lee Muir, 27, had no rear lights on as he sped down the A6 London Road in a red Citroen on October 5.

Preston’s Sessions House Court heard an officer who spotted the car activated his emergency lighting, but as he did the car accelerated heavily and continued past the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale - shooting through red traffic lights at speed.

Prosecuting, Karen Brooks said: “ PC Foley continued to pursue the vehicle onto the dual carriageway entering the national speed limit area and with the Citroen still some distance in front of him.

“At the roundabout with Brownedge Road the Citroen braked heavily as it took the second exit towards the motorway.

“The vehicle was travelling at 90mph as it approached the roundabout with Lostock Lane and the vehicle went on the wrong side of the roundabout through red lights where police temporarily lost sight of him as they went the correct way. They regained sight of it on Lostock Lane, heading towards Leyland.

She described the chase continuing on to the A582 Farington Road where he drive straight over two mini roundabouts onto Croston Road. Officers lost sight of him on Bannister Drive in Leyland.

Muir was disqualified from driving in 2003. He initially stated no comment in interview but then said that he “might as well tell the truth” saying he lent the car to go the shop, panicked and drove off.

Muir admits dangerous driving, without insurance or a licence, and driving while disqualified.