"A camera inside the Bentley showed Khan driving on the wrong side"
Amir Khan, aged 28, of Nottingham, was jailed for seven years and seven months after he was caught racing a rented Bentley at 100mph.
He had run through red lights and almost crashed into a police car.
The incident happened on August 26, 2019. Khan had hired the £200,000 Bentley Bentayga SUV for a wedding. Dashcam footage showed him driving through a red light before braking hard to avoid crashing into a patrol vehicle.
When asked to pull over by police, Khan shouted “what?” before swearing at officers and driving off at speed.
He reached speeds of 70mph in a 20mph zone and used a bus lane to undertake other cars. Khan also drove on the wrong side of the road at speed.
However, Khan did not realise that the rented vehicle was fitted with cameras and a tracker.
Typically, this type of car costs over £500 a day to hire.
The tracker system alerted the owner who found that Khan was driving at speeds of more than 100mph from Durham to Nottingham.
Following the police chase, the Bentley was found abandoned near Khan’s home in Lady Bay and it was recovered by the owner.
A Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson said: “A camera inside the Bentley showed Khan driving on the wrong side of the road at speed in order to overtake cars in a 20mph zone.
“He is also caught turning right at a no right turn sign and undertaking in a bus lane.
“Officers used the distance the black SUV travelled and the time it took to calculate that Khan had driven at speeds of over 70mph in Faraday Road, which is a 20mph zone and over 80mph in Derby Road, which has a 30mph speed limit.”
Khan pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.
Detective Sergeant Jon Kerry said: “This was unbelievably dangerous behaviour by Khan and it was incredibly lucky that no one was hurt as a result.
“At points, he was driving at speeds of over 80mph in a really busy area where there were lots of people out and about.”
“He showed a complete disregard for other people’s safety and I can only imagine that his motivation for hiring the car was to drive it in this dangerous way.
“I’m glad we were able to put Khan before the courts and hold him responsible for his actions.”
On December 21, 2020, at Nottingham Crown Court, Khan was jailed for seven years and seven months. The sentencing also included jail time for Khan’s conviction for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs in Nottingham between October 2018 and April 2019.