A dangerous driver who hired a £200,000 Bentley ran through red lights and almost smashed into a police car while driving at speeds of 100mph.
Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were forced to take evasive action to avoid Amir Khan, who ran the red light in the luxury car in Ilkeston Road, Radford.
The incident happened on August 26 last year when the 28-year-old was asked to pull over by police, before he shouted abuse at them and sped off.
A camera inside the hired Bentley Bentayga SUV showed Khan driving on the wrong side of the road at speed in order to overtake cars in a 20mph zone.
He was also caught turning right at a no right turn sign and undertaking in a bus lane.
Officers used the distance the black SUV travelled and the time it took to calculate that Khan had driven at speeds of over 70mph in Faraday Road, which is a 20mph zone and over 80mph in Derby Road, which has a 30mph speed limit.
This type of car typically costs over £500 a day to hire.
Khan had hired it for a wedding over the August bank holiday weekend without knowing that the car contained a tracker to alert the owner if the car was being driven at speed and a camera to record inside and outside the car.
The tracker system alerted the car’s owner that is was being driven erratically at speeds of over 100mph as Khan drove from Durham, where he had hired the car, to Nottingham.
After the police pursuit the car was found abandoned near Khan’s home in Oak Tree Close, Lady Bay, and was recovered by the owner.
Detective Sergeant Jon Kerry, who investigated the incident, said: “This was unbelievably dangerous behaviour by Khan and it was incredibly lucky that no one was hurt as a result.
“At points he was driving at speeds of over 80mph in a really busy area where there were lots of people out and about.
“He showed a complete disregard for other people’s safety and I can only imagine that his motivation for hiring the car was to drive it in this dangerous way.
“I’m glad we were able to put Khan before the courts and hold him responsible for his actions.”
Khan was sentenced to seven years and seven months at Nottingham Crown Court on December 21 after pleading guilty to dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.
The sentencing also included jail time for Khan’s conviction for conspiracy to supply class A drugs in Nottingham between October 2018 and April 2019.