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      04-15-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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Stolen Mercedes smashes through level crossing barrier in high speed police chase

This was on the news this friday. The driver in the stolen Merc C-class Sportscoupé crashes through a level-crossing moments before a train passes.



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Terence Fowler, 20, went on the run in a stolen red Mercedes after an unmarked police patrol car indicated for him to pull over.

He led officers on a frantic chase through heavy traffic, hitting speeds of up to 90mph as he crossed onto the wrong side of the road to avoid speed cameras.

After a six mile pursuit Fowler approached a level crossing and accelerated through the closed barriers – smashing them to pieces.

Fowler, of March in Cambridgeshire, was jailed for three-a-half years at Peterborough Crown Court after admitting dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, criminal damage and obstructing an engine.
Video: Car smashes through level crossing barrier in high speed police chase - Telegraph
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      04-15-2011, 09:39 PM   #2
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Is it even worth doing this for a C-class mercedes ?
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      04-16-2011, 12:36 AM   #3
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      04-17-2011, 11:48 PM   #4
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Great job! Making the police work for their taxpayer money
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Cop was lucky that train didnt throw that gate debris right through his windshield.
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after all that and still got caught...

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Anyone want to explain the rationale of going the wrong way 'to avoid speed cameras'? That makes no sense to me?

Secondly I think the title is a bit misleading, this wasn't 'moments' before the train got to the crossing. I was expecting something much more exciting...the police car could have EASILY got through that intersection as well with time to spare.
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