Caitlyn Thomas, 23, from Fairwater was driving her Audi in Gabalfa using cloned plates to disguise her recent disqualification. Thomas then reacted to the sight of a marked police car and a high speed pursuit ensued around the suburban areas of north Cardiff.
PS Mike Williams commented, “As evident in this shocking dash cam footage, Thomas’ driving was incredibly dangerously, driving into oncoming traffic, failing to stop at red lights, and driving at nearly 70pmh on residential streets .
She eventually lost control of the car on Heathwood Road, Llanishen and was detained by officers. It is a miracle that no one was injured as a result of her actions.”
Caitlyn Thomas was charged and remanded the next day, and she pleaded guilty to driving whilst disqualified, dangerous driving, failing to stop for police and driving without insurance.
On 8 November at Cardiff Crown Court, she was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, a three-year disqualification and a £185 fine.