VIDEO: Dangerous driver involved in 100mph pursuit while attempting to escape police in Cornwall is jailed for 13 months

A dangerous driver who was involved in a 100mph pursuit while attempting to escape police in Cornwall has been jailed for 13 months.

Louis Roser, 31, initially failed to stop for officers before attempting to flee at high-speed and veered onto the wrong side of the road.

Roser's uninsured Audi AC "put lives at risk" after he swerved into oncoming traffic during a three-minute chase on October 11.

Devon & Cornwall Police released shocking footage of the incident to warn motorists dangerous driving would not be tolerated in the area.

The white Audi can be seen accelerating away from the police unit on a country road, before overtaking other vehicles at high-speed.

Roser repeatedly drives onto the opposite side of the road, narrowly missing members of the public and an ambulance, before losing control.

Louis Roser hit speeds of up to 100mph on the wrong side of the road

The car then veers into a bank to avoid a head on crash but manages to rejoin the road.

Officers managed to carry out a tactical stop of Roser's car before it entered the seaside town of St Austell, and arrested him.

Roser, who described the incident as "appalling" admitted to dangerous driving, was jailed for 13 months and is banned from getting behind the wheel for three years.

Inspector Greg Hodgkiss, of the Force’s Roads Policing team, said: “The manner of driving was incredibly dangerous and Roser put himself, members of the public and the officers at serious risk of harm.

“We wanted to share this video with the public to highlight the important message that this type of driving will not tolerated and could have resulted in someone being seriously, or even fatally, injured.

Officers were forced to carry out a tactical stop on Roser and were seen holding tasers at the moment of arrest

“We will take robust action and hold people to account for their actions.”

Statistics from Devon & Cornwall Police say last year 47 people were killed and 741 seriously injured on the area's roads. 

Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly said:

“The actions of this driver were absolutely lethal and could easily have resulted in the death or serious injury of an innocent member of the public.

“The custodial sentence handed down to this offender is only right and I am pleased he will not be able to use our roads for at least the next three years.

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