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‘What’s wrong with you?!’ Dramatic moment police officer stops teenager on 110mph joyride in stolen car


This is the dramatic moment a ‘reckless’ teenager was caught by police after crashing a stolen car into a set of traffic lights during a 110mph joy ride.

Footage released by South Yorkshire Police shows Lee Cherowbrier, 19, being chased by officers at high speed through the villages of Doncaster in the early hours of February 6.

Driving in a stolen silver Lexus, Cherowbrier hit 70mph in a 30mph zone and then went over 100mph as he attempted to get away from the force, having failed to pull over when told to do so.

During the chase, Cherowbrier attempted to ram the pursuing police car a number of times, while his passenger threw items and then himself out of the window of the vehicle.

The thief only stopped after smashing the car into the traffic lights, leading the officer who arrested him to shout: ‘You could have killed somebody. What is wrong with you?’

Whilst searching the vehicle, which was later discovered to have been stolen from a property in Kirk Sandall, officers found a balaclava and makeshift tool. 

Lee Cherowbrierm (above) pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and burglary

Lee Cherowbrierm (above) pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and burglary

The 19-year-old was chased by police at high speed through the villages of Doncaster, south Yorkshire, in the early hours of February 6

The 19-year-old was chased by police at high speed through the villages of Doncaster, south Yorkshire, in the early hours of February 6

Driving in a stolen silver Lexus, Cherowbrier hit 106mph as he attempted to speed away from officers, having failed to pull over when requested to do so

Driving in a stolen silver Lexus, Cherowbrier hit 106mph as he attempted to speed away from officers, having failed to pull over when requested to do so

After smashing into the lights, police arrested the driver and found a balaclava and makeshift tool whilst searching the vehicle

After smashing into the lights, police arrested the driver and found a balaclava and makeshift tool whilst searching the vehicle

PC Ellen Hoszowski, the officer in charge of the case, said the driver was ‘incredibly reckless’.

He added: ‘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.’

Cherowbrier, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving and burglary.

He also admitted failing to provide a specimen for analysis and driving without insurance and driving while disqualified during hearings in February and March. He was sentenced to 21 months in a Young Offenders’ Institution.

‘He is fortunate no one was seriously hurt,’ PC Hoszowski added.



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