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A DRIVER who led police on a 100mph chase which ended when he crashed into a bus has been jailed.
James Hanrahan, 19, of Martins Close, Uxbridge (pictured) was sentenced to 15 months’ jail after admitting dangerous and disqualified driving.
On March 29 police attempted to stop an Audi Quattro driven by Hanrahan in Church Road, Uxbridge, but he sped away.
His driving was a huge risk to the public and police, Isleworth Crown Court was told, as the car reached speeds of more than 100mph in residential streets in Cowley, Iver and Langley.
Hanrahan drove the Audi through red lights and crossed to the wrong side of the road before coming to a stop after hitting a bus in Willoughby Road, Langley. He ran off but was arrested and charged in July.
At the time of the offences Hanrahan was serving a community order for aggravated vehicle taking in 2011. Hanrahan also received a two-year driving ban.
Detective Constable Neil Sykes said his actions were “extremely dangerous” and someone could have been killed.