A drink-driver who led police on a 130mph chase on the M25 has been handed a suspended sentence.

Jay Peters, from Rushbrooke Close in High Wycombe, was seen by Surrey Police officers driving dangerously on the M25 in Runnymede in the early hours of September 12 last year.

The 31-year-old was seen driving at "excessive" speed, and when police indicated for him to pull over, he instead sped off - leading police on a 130mph chase on roads like the A40 Oxford Road at Denham, the A413 and Barn Road in Longwick.

After three separate pursuits, he was eventually safely stopped in Boxer Road in Longwick and was arrested on suspicion of failure to stop, dangerous driving and after failing a breathalyser test, for driving under the influence.

At Guildford Crown Court on May 21, Peters was handed a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and was banned from driving for five years after pleading guilty.

Peters will have to take an extended driving test once his disqualification period is over and will also have to do 250 hours of unpaid work and be under a curfew for three months.

Investigating Officer, PC Rebecca Blake of Surrey Police, said: “During this incident, Peters was not only over the limit and so his senses were dangerously impaired, but he put other people’s lives at risk with no concern for their safety.

"He recklessly endangered the lives of others and this is something we take extremely seriously in Surrey.”