Dramatic video shows driver throwing cocaine bags from car window in high-speed police chase

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The high-speed chase lasted around ten minutes.
The high-speed chase lasted around ten minutes. (Nottingham Police)

A dramatic video has captured a driver hurling bags of cocaine out of his car window during a high-speed police chase.

Nottingham Police spotted Shoaib Moeen, 25, who was wanted for failing to appear in court, driving in the busy Castle Boulevard area of the city at around 7.30pm on 31 October last year.

Dashcam footage captured Moeen speeding off in a Ford Focus with the police vehicle in pursuit.

The 25-year-old can be seen tossing bags of drugs out of his window as he weaves through traffic at high speed.

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During the car chase, which lasted for around ten minutes, Moeen can be seen repeatedly driving on the wrong side of the road and ploughing through red lights.

When one of his tyres bursts at a roundabout on St Ann’s Well Road, Moeen abandons the car and legging it on foot.

Police said he was later arrested nearby and was found with £500 in cash.

After a search of the area, officers recovered a bag of white powder from the street, which turned out to be cocaine.

Moeen, of Bulwell, Nottingham, admitted dangerous driving and possession of cocaine.

Shoaib Moeen, 25, was jailed for 13 months at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday.
Shoaib Moeen, 25, was jailed for 13 months at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

He was jailed for 13 months at Nottingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old was also banned from driving for two-and-a-half-years and will have to take an extended re-test.

PC John Jackson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "Moeen took the lives of others into his own hands when he dangerously drove through busy streets without any regard for the safety of others.

"It was lucky that he didn't strike another vehicle or pedestrian. He thought he could get away from us, knowing full well that we would find the drugs and cash on his person.

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"He made the wrong decision and we are glad that we have now been able to hold him to account for his criminal activity.

"Along with dangerous driving, we take drug offences very seriously, and work to eradicate it throughout Nottinghamshire."

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