Driver of stolen car throws himself out of vehicle during 100mph police chase

A dangerous driver who lead police on a 100mph chase leapt out of a stolen BMW before trying to make off on foot.

Patrick Connors, 23, was apprehended soon after leaving the stolen 5 Series and has since been jailed for nine months and banned from driving for two years and five months.

Police dash cam footage shows the high speed chase, which also involved a helicopter, where Connors dangerously weaves in and out of traffic on busy roads several times.

He was spotted by police behind the wheel of the stolen vehicle with false plates in January in Walsall, West Midlands, Birmingham Live reported.

He failed to stop and the chase ensued, eventually a stinger was used to deflate the tyres of the car he was driving, in nearby Perry Barr.

Connors later pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop for police. He was jailed last week.

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West Midlands Police said his actions "put the public and other road users at risk."

A force spokesman said: "A dangerous driver has been jailed after speeding across the West Midlands.

"On 5 January, Patrick Connors was spotted by some of our Walsall officers driving a stolen BMW 5 series with false number plates.

"The 23-year-old failed to stop for officers and continued to drive towards Perry Barr, Birmingham at speeds up to 100mph. The police helicopter was also tracking him.

"We used a stinger to deflate the tyres on the car, which finally stopped on Birchfield Road.

"Mr Connors ran off but our officers were faster and caught him nearby.

"Last Wednesday (1 September) Mr Connors, of Hampstead Road, Handsworth pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

"He was sentenced to nine months in prison and disqualified from driving for two years and five months."

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