Wild police chase to take down driver with £500k of cocaine

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What, did they steal it from the police?

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Five hundred thousand pounds of cocaine? What was he driving, a freight train?

Oh… UK currency. Never mind.

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shouldn’t have driven on the shoulder of the freeway to beat the traffic

That kind of move makes me suspect the driver sampled a bit of the merch before starting the job. They don’t call it “instant arsehole” for nothing.

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We also spell it jail (or prison) and we don’t have a freeway (although, technically, all public roads are ‘the public highway’) but the road with a “hard shoulder” (we don’t say just ‘shoulder’) that you are referencing is in fact a “motorway”.

And we haven’t been fucking ‘Merrie’ for a fucking long time!

ETA that’s some pretty cool driving - and commentary, presumably from the passenger cop. I’ve had some exposure to how they are trained over here, and that seemed pretty textbook.

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I learned two things. An advantage of a car chase through a roundabout is that somebody probably won’t get T-boned at 70 mph.

And “carvery”.

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Well, not with that attitude :wink:

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Agreed. And any excuse to revisit Samir and the Navigator…

Update: previously at

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Only one extra year’s sentence for the driver as compared to the passenger. Fleeing suspects, take note, I guess!

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Must say the narrator—who is presumably not the driver?—shows characteristic British aplomb in his description of the events.

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Sterling example of a joke that never gets old. Keep em coming!

Now, if only Stirling was driving the perp car…

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archer

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It’s not so much an attitude, as a state of literal non-Merrieness caused by over a decade of Tory fuckwittery and Brexit bollocks. There has been nothing Merrie about England since at a minimum 2016, and more likely many years before that.

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Sadly, gone are the days when instead of “get on the floor NOW!!!” the traffic cops politely asked “who do you think you are, then, sir. Stirling Moss?

(They really did.)

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What I can’t understand is how they decipher those accents over the radio. :man_shrugging:t2:

/s

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ok, the driver looks exactly like the kind of guy i would expect someone in his situation to look.

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He was just driving around trying to find some floor to get onto?

That would be written as 500,000 lbs…

I see what you did there.

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I guess the answer to “I hope you brought enough for everyone?” would be “YES!”

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