Moment Yorkshire teen who led police on 110mph chase and rammed officers is caught and asked 'what is wrong with you'

Police have released footage of the moment a reckless Yorkshire teenager was caught joyriding at 110mph.

Lee Cherowbrier, 19, who stole a man's Lexus and mobile phone, jumped behind the wheel and initially reached speeds of 70mph in a 30mph zone after officers were alerted to his careless driving.

A passenger in the car began flinging objects towards the police vehicle as Cherowbrier accelerated to speeds of 110mph driving through the village of Stainforth at around 2.45am on February 6 earlier this year.

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Cherowbrier, from Doncaster, tried to ram the police vehicle before the passenger decamped and fled the scene. The chase continued until Broadway where Cherowbrier hit a traffic light. Sensing his opportunity, the pursuing officer immediately got out of his vehicle and raced round to the driver's side to arrest the teen.

Officers then told him: "You could have killed somebody. What is wrong with you?"

Cherowbrier was detained at the scene and arrested on suspicion of multiple driving offences, with a search of the Lexus revealing a balaclava and a makeshift tool. The whole pursuit and arrest was caught on the officer's body worn video.

Lee Cherowbrier
Lee Cherowbrier, following his arrest -Credit:SYP

Cherowbrier, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a host of offences, including burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, dangerous driving, driving without insurance and failing to provide a specimen for analysis.

On Tuesday (April 9), Cherowbrier was sentenced to 21 months in a Young Offenders' Institution and has been disqualified from holding a driving licence for 48 months.

South Yorkshire Police PC Ellen Hoszowski said: "Cherowbrier's behaviour that night was incredibly reckless and he is fortunate no one was seriously hurt as a result of his careless and dangerous driving.

"After creeping into an innocent man's home and stealing his pride joy, Cherowbrier enjoyed a senseless joyride through the streets of Doncaster, reaching speeds of 110mph.

Lee Cherowbrier, 19 -Credit:SYP

"He showed absolutely no regard for pedestrians, other road users or our pursuing officers with the passenger in the car launching items at our police vehicle.

"This kind of driving and speeding is completely unacceptable and I am glad Cherowbrier has been locked up. I hope the sentence given serves as a reminder that if you behave like this on our roads, we will find you, arrest you and bring you before the courts so justice can be served."

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