02/27/2013

Video: Man runs from police using 15 mph moped

The man, who was unqualified to drive, claims he panicked when he saw police, and made a run for it

By Geoff Bennett
Evening Post

BRISTOL, United Kingdom — A moped rider who failed to outrun a pursuing police helicopter and patrol cars has been handed a suspended jail term. Disqualified driver James Phillips bought the 50cc Piaggio for £200, rode it without insurance and panicked when he saw police, Bristol Crown Court heard.

He led them on a low-speed, doomed-to-failure chase around Southmead before stopping and declaring: "It's a fair cop."

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