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Subaru WRX STI Driver Jailed For Being A Colossal Idiot

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Meet 23-year old Leon Lloyd. He'll be out in eight months.

There are a few lessons to learn here, mainly that it's an absolutely terrible idea to lead police on a high-speed car chase. You're going to lose in the end and the consequences are likely jail time. But this didn't stop 23-year old Leon Lloyd from trying. According to Fox News, the Cornwall, UK resident has been sentenced to eight months in the slammer as well as a three-year driving ban after leading police on a 137-mph chase. The story gets even better.

Not only was Lloyd uninsured he had also just purchased his Subaru Impreza that very day. Not so surprisingly, it appears from the video it's a WRX STI (a "bugeye" blue wagon, to be precise). Police initially pulled him over at a rest stop for not having insurance but Lloyd chose to make the situation far worse. He hit the gas and sped away.

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The report claims he was "crossing lines, weaving in and out of traffic and quickly accelerating to over 100 mph on the 60 mph road." Lloyd drove his new ride so hard that after several miles of his shenanigans, the engine blew. A significant amount of dark smoke was the dead giveaway. The video included here shows the police dashcam footage of the chase, and it's actually pretty entertaining. Highly recommend watching.

The police, it turns out, "were surprised the Subaru could go that fast," according to the prosecutor.

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via YouTube/Daily Mail

Lloyd later admitted in court that he did not have insurance or even a license, but the judge was not very sympathetic, and rightly so. "There were dozens and dozens of vehicles coming towards you," the judge harshly told Lloyd. "One slight hiccup with the steering wheel would have caused a collision with possible multiple fatalities." What happened to the Subaru? Unknown, but given that its motor blew it'll probably be sold for cheap.

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