Police chase video: Thief smashes car through rail crossing

British police have released dramatic footage of a high-speed car chase in which a car thief tried to evade officers by crashing a stolen Mercedes C180 through a rail crossing barrier. The June 2010 incident began when 20-year-old Terence Fowler refused to pull over for police and tried to get away at over 90 miles (145 kilometres) an hour. During the pursuit, Fowler overtook vehicles in the face of oncoming traffic and, at one point, knocked off another car's wing mirror. Police gave up their chase when Fowler smashed through the rail crossing barrier moments before the arrival of a high-speed train. Police found the car abandoned and arrested Fowler after finding his blood on the broken windscreen. Fowler admitted dangerous driving at Peterborough Crown Court and was jailed for 3.5 years on Thursday. RT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews RT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com

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Police video: Car rams roadblock, cop gets up to catch criminal
Follow us on http://twitter.com/RT_com and http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Police in Britain have released CCTV footage which shows an officer chasing a suspect after being hit by a stolen car. The incident took place on July 3 in Surrey. Police officers had been alerted that a BMW stolen in nearby Middlesex in June had been spotted heading southbound on the M25 motorway before taking the Chertsey exit. CCTV footage released by Surrey police on Tuesday shows officers trying to set up a roadblock on the slip road when the stolen BMW collides with their stationary vehicle. One of the officers, PC Dan Pascoe, who had climbed out of the car, was thrown into the air by the force of the collision. He got to his feet, however, and gave chase to the suspect, 29-year-old Lee Ralph Adamson, who had abandoned the BMW. The police officer caught up with Adamson and arrested him on suspicion of vehicle theft and other driving offences. Adamson was charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of an accident, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and resisting arrest. He pleaded guilty to all charges and was sentenced to 23 months in prison last week.

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Putin put on ice: PM slips on skates for hockey training
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Child victims of sex trafficking jailed for prostitution
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