Driver jailed after cop chase 160 kmph car with unfastened baby on board

A British man has received a jail term of 26 months after he was convicted in a reckless driving case which involved him speeding away from cops at 160 kmph. If the dangerously high speed was not bad enough, there was a baby in the car being chased as well and was not under seat restraints.

This image was tweeted by @HighwaysSWEST on August 6, 2019.
This image was tweeted by @HighwaysSWEST on August 6, 2019.

UK's Mirror reported that the man - Wayne Smith - was sent to jail for over two years for his reckless act in August of 2019. The incident involved Smith speeding his Ford Focus on the M5 motorway and eventually smashed the vehicle against a BMW X5 cop car which led to the road being blocked for nearly 10 hours.

Such was the impact of the collision itself that the X5 reportedly flipped several times over with the cop inside suffering serious head injuries.

Also check these Cars

Find more Cars
Porsche Macan (HT Auto photo)
1984 cc | Petrol | Automatic (Dual Clutch) | 12.35 kmpl
₹83.21 Lakhs - 1.36 Cr* Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Mercedes Benz C-class 2022 (HT Auto photo)
1496 cc | Petrol | Automatic (TC)
₹ 55 - 61 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Mercedes Benz Amg Eqs (HT Auto photo)
107.8 kWh | Electric | Automatic | 529 Km
₹ 2.45 Cr* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Maruti Suzuki Baleno (HT Auto photo)
1197 cc | Petrol | Manual
₹ 6.50 - 10 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Jaguar F-pace (HT Auto photo)
₹69.99 Lakhs - 1.51 Cr* Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Mercedes-benz Glc Coupe (HT Auto photo)
₹ 68 - 69 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers

Smith was charged with battery, causing bodily harm, dangerous driving and cruelty to child. The child inside the Focus, thankfully, was rescued after the incident and was unharmed.

Smith has taken the child from her mother after pushing her to the floor, and had embarked on a 200-kilometer dash.

In court, the judge reportedly observed that while Smith had not rammed against the cop car deliberately, his act had still caused bodily harm to the officer inside.

Smith has also been barred from driving for three years and will be required to take a new driver's test once this period ends. Prosecutors were unable to prove with evidence that his act was premeditated but his rash driving and absolute negligence towards the safety of the child in his car and of people on the road were major offenses and bulk of charges against him.

First Published Date: 12 May 2020, 12:40 PM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
Godrej aer O – Hanging Car Air Freshener | Car Accessories | Cool Aqua (7.5g)
Rs. 99
SHAYONAM Dent Removal Kit - Powerful Car Dent Repair Kit - Suction Cup Dent Puller Handle Lifter and Dent Repair Puller for Car Body Dent, Glass, Tiles and Mirror (Plastic) (Multy)
Rs. 349
70% OFF
VENO Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable (2 in 1 Vacuum Cleaner)
Rs. 899 Rs. 2,999
65% OFF
Ambrane 38W Fast Car Charger with Dual Output, Quick Charge 3.0 and Power Delivery, Type-C & USB Port, Wide Compatibility for Smart Phones (RAAP C38 A, Black)
Rs. 349 Rs. 999

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.