A BMW driver who led cops on a 140mph chase told officers he had a “need for speed”.
Michael Shorter drank three pints and got behind the wheel with police unable to catch him.
He was stopped after cops used stingers to burst his tyres and said: “I saw the blue lights and got scared.
"Need for speed.”
Shorter, 33, of Worthing, West Sussex, admitted dangerous driving and obstructing police.
He got a six-month suspended jail term, two-year road ban and a community order.
His £15,000 BMW was also confiscated at Hove crown court
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