Drug Driver Jailed After 40-Minute Police Pursuit in Central England

A man has been jailed after a 40-minute police pursuit across Stoke-on-Trent in central England last year during which he drove “dangerously and erratically,” police said.

This footage, released by Stoke-on-Trent Police on February 5, shows the dramatic car chase of April 19.

Police said the driver, 30-year-old Ethan Vernall, led officers on a 40-minute chase that included driving the wrong way on the A50. “A large quantity of drugs were seized as well as approximately £3,000 in cash,” police added, noting that a second man was also arrested at the scene for drugs offences.

Vernall was sentenced to 14 months behind bars and disqualified from driving for three years and seven months after being found guilty of drug driving, failing to stop and other offences, police said. Credit: Stoke-on-Trent Police via Storyful