WATCH Dangerous driver Curtis Stewart reversed on M6 after fleeing police at 100mph

Curtis Stewart was caught when he eventually stalled the van he was driving

Curtis Stewart was caught when he eventually stalled the van he was driving

Friday, October 13, 2017

A dangerous driver who led police on a 100mph motorway chase has been jailed for nearly two years.

Curtis Stewart was spotted weaving around other vehicles as he fled officers on the M6 at J5 for Castle Bromwich.

Police tried to box Stewart in, but he drove onto a grass verge before reversing onto the main carriageway of the M6, which was unlit in that area.

He then made off from officers, as he reached speeds in excess of 100mph in the Transit van at around 4am on August 15.

He left the motorway at Junction 3, travelling through two sets of red lights at 70mph in a 30mph zone.

Stewart, of Parkgate Road, Holbrooks, Coventry, eventually stalled the van and was arrested.

He was found to be one-and-a-half times the drink-drive limit. 

In June, Stewart went the wrong way around a roundabout in a Transit van and hit another vehicle. He stopped to apologise and then left the scene.

This week he admitted two charges of dangerous driving and was jailed for 23 months at Warwick Crown Court.

PC Mitch Darby, from the Central Motorway Police Group, was one of the officers involved in the pursuit.

He said: “His driving was shocking. He was first spotted by a police dog unit in Birmingham doing over 70mph and going through red lights, and that was without a police car behind him.

“He drove up an embankment before temporarily reversing down the M6 and just missed a stinger when he exited the motorway. He then drove the wrong way over a blind humpback bridge. 

“It was his appalling driving which ultimately stopped him when he was boxed in after slowing for a corner. It was lucky he didn't have an accident.”

Watch video of the incident here.