Learner Driver Leads Police On 137 MPH Chase Just Hours After Buying Impreza

A young learner driver in the UK has been jailed for eight months after leading police on a high-speed chase at speeds reaching 137 mph (220 km/h).

Fox News reports that local police attempted to pull over a used Subaru Impreza being driven by 23-year-old Leon Lloyd because the car didn’t have insurance. The young driver had only purchased the Impreza earlier that day and despite initially pulling over at a highway rest stop, decided to speed away in an attempt to outrun the police.

Dramatic dashcam footage from the police car shows that it simply couldn’t keep up with the Impreza as it sprinted off into the distance. However, after approximately nine miles (14 km) of trying to flee from officers, the engine of the Subaru blew up, leaving in its wake a plume of blue smoke, allowing officers to catch up and pull over the driver.

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The prosecuting attorney told a court that “the police were surprised the Subaru could go that fast, and in fact its engine blew up.”

Lloyd admitted that he was indeed driving the car dangerously and without insurance or a license. Judge Timothy Rose was not impressed and handed the 23-year-old an eight-month jail sentence and a three-year driving ban.

“There were dozens and dozens of vehicles coming towards you,” Judge Rose said. “One slight hiccup with the steering wheel would have caused a collision with possible multiple fatalities.”


  • Six_Tymes

    another brainless dope

    • db

      Napping? I think he was in a coma for this one.

  • Jeff Scott

    Spun bearing I bet or piston ringland or turbo ..lol.. love my Subarus .. on my 3rd engine in my Forester XT…… .and counting

    • Alduin

      He probably doesn’t know how to drive and miss shifted. What year XT?

      • Jeff Scott

        2006 Foz Xt .. full sti swap 298 whp
        2005 Outback XT Auto 306 whp

        • Alduin

          05 was a bad year for the Outback. The 09MY was best for XT. Forester best was 2018 for XT.

  • Shtekeris

    Hahaa, classic WRX engine and beginner that doesn’t know you don’t race used Subaru before checking and maintenance. Actually, no, you don’t ever race them that hard.

  • brn

    US police car could have kept up.

    I do like how the officer pinned the door shut.

    • ChrisInIL

      Did you notice he did so with a very-British “I’ll kindly thank you for staying in the car, sir” kind of way?

      • Bo Hanan

        But did the Officer need to hit the offenders car???

        • brn


        • ChrisInIL

          Did the driver of the car need to attempt to flee and/or elude the police?

          • Bo Hanan

            Very dumb response. And I understand your reasoning for it.

          • ChrisInIL

            You’re one step closer to knowledge. The next step is accepting my answer AS reason, and logic.

          • Bo Hanan

            You reason like a child. His crime in no way justifies the Police retaliation against him. That “tap” to his car was personal and not professional. We need cops (who have guns) to be professional.

          • ChrisInIL

            Thank you for your thoughtful and reasoned analysis.

            Had I known you have specific insight into the motivations of police officers in this situations, and first had knowledge of all of of the specifics of the event, I would have not dared question your superior position in this issue.

            Now, go look in a mirror before you again resort to name calling and statement of your opinions as fact.

    • db

      I don’t know for sure but I doubt British police have very capable cars.

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