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    Jail for 180mph M6 chase driver

    A man caught doing 180mph in a police chase on the M6 in the West Midlands has been jailed for nine years.

    Ben Westwood, of Woden Road, Wednesfield, is thought to be the fastest driver to be caught in the UK.

    Wolverhampton Crown Court heard how during the 65-mile chase in January Westwood, 33, almost outpaced the police helicopter, in a stolen car.

    BBC News - Jail for 180mph M6 chase driver Ben Westwood

    There is a short video clip and radio traffic on the news story.
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    WHAT!!! 9 years?? Wouldn't a "caution" be enough??

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    I remember young Ben as a 14 yr old when he first started out.
    Just goes to show once a scrote always a scrote.
    Probably spent more time in prison since he was 14 than he has on the outside.
    Nice to see the old team got their man in the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    I remember young Ben as a 14 yr old when he first started out.
    Just goes to show once a scrote always a scrote.
    Probably spent more time in prison since he was 14 than he has on the outside.
    Nice to see the old team got their man in the end.
    It's people like this that are job security for us.
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    I think he may actually beat my Vic
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    It's people like this that are job security for us.
    Unless you are over 30 yrs service and deemed too expensive!

    What, me, still bitter ? !!
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    Actually just listened to the audio, this really was my old shift. Dave does get a little excited about the stinger doesn't he!i
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    Actually just listened to the audio, this really was my old shift. Dave does get a little excited about the stinger doesn't he!i
    That's gotta make you miss the job, my friend.
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