Porsche driver jailed over 112 mph Black Country pursuit

John Field tried to outrun traffic officers in a pursuit through parts of the Black Country after they spotted him on Blackacre Road in Dudley.

Field, who was serving a driving ban at the time, hit around 112 mph on a 40 mph stretch of Duncan Edwards Way and went through red lights at 60 mph.

The Porsche’s tyres were stung but he managed to carry on and eventually hit 45 mph on the wrong side of the Thorns Road dual carriageway. He eventually gave up and abandoned the Porsche on Amblecote Road, where he was arrested after a brief struggle.

Thirty-year-old Field, of Summerfield Road in Dudley, admitted dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified following the three-mile pursuit, on the evening of 7 April last year. PC Dan Lynas, from the traffic department, was one of the officers who pursued Field. He said:

“This was really dangerous driving through main roads, at really high speeds. This happened early in the first lockdown, and a time when most people were staying at home to save lives, Field was going out and risking others.”

He was jailed for 16 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Monday (17 May), but has now been released after serving his sentence on remand.


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