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Aseer Shah, 25, has been jailed for a year
Aseer Shah, 25, has been jailed for a year

A disqualified driver reached speeds touching 100 mph on Peterborough roads in a bid to get away from police.

Officers spotted Aseer Shah, 25, driving a Volkswagen Golf GTD on Bourges Boulevard, Peterborough, well above the 40-mph speed limit, at about 6pm on 2 July this year.

At Maskew Avenue Retail Park roundabout, he suddenly accelerated sharply and reached speeds of about 100 mph on a 30mph stretch of Bourges Boulevard.

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Shah sailed straight through red lights at the A47 roundabout at more than 60 mph, narrowly avoiding vehicles coming around the roundabout.

He eventually stopped in Bretton Way, where he gave a false name to officers.

They gave Shah a drugs wipe test which came up as positive for cannabis.

Shah again gave false details in custody, which fingerprint checks confirmed.

Further checks also found him to be already disqualified from driving.

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At Cambridge Crown Court, Shah, of Queen’s Road, Bradford, was jailed for a year.

He had previously pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving with no insurance, and obstructing a police officer.

He was also disqualified from driving for four years and four months.

PC Leigh Fenton, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Shah’s driving was clearly dangerous.

“He reached speeds of more than three times the speed limit, undertook vehicles and went through a red light at 60mph, narrowly avoiding other vehicles.

“He showed a total disregard for the safety of any road users and was prepared to drive dangerously to get away.

“On top of this, he blatantly lied to hide his true identity and his previous offending history.” 

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