Dangerous driver who was shot at by police gets jailed
A MAN who led police on a high-speed pursuit between Nambucca Heads and Coffs Harbour before a spectacular crash at the Combine St lights has been jailed.
Dylan Winning-Brown, 20, from Nambour, Queensland, led officers on a chase for more than 40km on the Pacific Highway in January.
He was stopped by police after an officer fired a shot at the white Ford Falcon.
The round hit the driver- side door frame pillar, inches away from Winning-Brown.
Dashcam footage showed Winning-Brown attempting to flee the approaching officers, hitting two other vehicles and mounting the kerb.
Police said he reached speeds of more than 190km/h during the chase and they terminated the pursuit twice after it reached dangerous speeds.
On Monday in Coffs Harbour Local Court, magistrate J. Gibson jailed Winning-Brown for two years with a non-parole period of 18 months.
Winning-Brown will be eligible for release on July 22, 2019.
He was also disqualified from driving for two years from February 26.
Winning-Brown's two other charges of negligent driving and resisting arrest were withdrawn.
An internal police investigation by Richmond Local Area Command was launched to investigate the shooting.