VIDEO: Shocking dash-cam footage shows reckless driver leading police on high-speed chase through Rugby before crashing

Footage released via Warwickshire Police
Footage released via Warwickshire Police
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This is the heart-stopping moment a reckless driver led police on a high-speed chase before crashing into a hedge and flipping his car onto its roof.

Terrifying dashcam footage shows Jareth Yorks, 20, accelerating away from officers in Rugby, hurtling through 30mph zones and over speed bumps.

At one point his black Ford Focus narrowly avoids an oncoming bus before he speeds onto a rural road just outside the town at 9.50am on September 14.

The dramatic clip released by Warwickshire Police shows smoke screeching out of his rear tyres as Yorks tries to turn right at a cross-roads.

But he manoeuvres too early and the hatchback smacks into a hedge, flips and is left spinning on its roof while debris is sent flying across the tarmac.

Yorks, from Rugby, admitted dangerous driving, using a motor vehicle without insurance and driving without a licence after the 15-minute chase.

He was sentenced to eight months in prison at Warwick Crown Court on Friday.

PC Rich Prior, of Warwickshire Operational Policing Unit, said: “I hope this video makes people stop and think about their actions and the potential risks they may cause to themselves and others.

“It clearly shows the lengths some people will go to while putting the lives of others at risk.

“I strongly urge everyone to make sure their paperwork and documentation is in order before they get behind the wheel of a car, and not to make a wrong decision that could have serious repercussions.”