Driver who took baby and heavily pregnant girlfriend on 100mph police chase is jailed
Ashton Dellamonica, 21, of Stapleford, Nottingham, led police on an 11-mile chase through the city streets on Christmas day last year, with his pregnant girlfriend and his baby as terrified passengers.
The banned and uninsured driver was spotted driving a stolen Audi by an unmarked police car on December 25, 2013. Dellamonica sped away and proceeded to lead police on a dangerous chase along wet and icy roads.
A stinger operation was called in but Dellamonica managed to avoid it. Police then turned to its helicopter unit to follow the driver as he reached speeds of up to 100mph.
He subsequently crashed into a parked car and fled on foot.
Police later arrested Dellamonica when he was spotted hiding underneath a parked car.
His girlfriend, baby and another passenger were all uninjured.
Commenting on Dellamonica's actions, Detective Constable Emma Pollard, of Radford Road CID, told The Mirror: "Officers involved said they had not seen such dangerous driving in years of policing.
"Anyone seeing the footage of his driving will be shocked that no one was seriously hurt by such wilful and dangerous behaviour.
"Claiming he was concerned about a small amount of cannabis on his person, he chose to risk the life of his unborn child, his girlfriend, brother and baby, by driving at speeds of more than 100mph in icy and wet conditions.
"I am pleased with the sentencing and I hope it sends out a message that we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in our communities."
The Metro reported that the 21-year-old has now been sentenced to 22 months in jail after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
Watch video footage of the police chase below