Crazed Audi Driver Jailed For 150mph Spree

Wed 16th Jun 2021

Traffic police in Cheshire are thankful after seeing a boy racer locked up after speeding down the M6 motorway in an Audi.

Nineteen-year-old Nathan Batha from Staffordshire was caught travelling in excess of 150mph in the early hours of Sunday morning on December 13th last year. Police officers from the Cheshire Constabulary’s Roads and Crime Unit followed Batha in pursuit from Junction 17 of the M6 near Sandbach.

But after witnessing the Audi overtake and undertake at excessive speeds, the pursuit was left to an unmarked police car and an officer from the Merseyside force.

Batha was eventually boxed in by officers after going on a death-defying race through Warrington, where he ran a red traffic light at 100mph, before having his tyres burst by a stinger, which was deployed by the original pursuing officer.

The young driver plead guilty at Liverpool Crown Court this week and was sentenced to 12 months for dangerous driving, failing to stop for the police and driving without insurance.
“Thankfully no-one was injured as a result of Nathan Batha’s dangerous driving on both the M6 and in a residential area of Warrington. The consequences of this incident could have been far worse,” said PC Chris Jones from the Roads and Crime Unit at Cheshire Constabulory.

“Speed limits are in place for a reason – travelling at an unsafe speed is one of the main causes of deaths on our roads. By speeding on the M6, and then driving at over 150mph on the motorway and over 105pm on a road with a 40mph limit in a bid to escape punishment for the manner of his driving, Batha put his life and the lives of other road users at risk.

He added “I hope that this case deters others from driving dangerously in Cheshire and failing to stop for the police.”