A WOMAN was left with a fractured spine after 'idiot' driver Chad Marshall led police on a 141mph police chase along the A34 before smashing his car into a verge.

The dramatic early hours police chase - which was described at Oxford Crown Court yesterday as 'something out of Grand Theft Auto' - left one one woman with serious injuries.

Marshall, 23, of Clapcot Way, Wallingford, had already admitted one count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and counts of driving without insurance or a licence.

At his sentencing hearing yesterday dashcam footage was played of the incident which began in Didcot on December 29.

Marshall was spotted driving in excess of a 40 mph speed limit and so officers made efforts to stop him.

What ensued was a high speed chase through the town before Marshall, driving a Seat Leon Cupra with one female passenger, joined the A34.

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Police then reached speeds of more than 140 mph in the chase, hurtling passed lorries, just to try and keep pace with him.

Eventually, officers are heard to gasp aloud as Marshall's car strikes a roundabout before flying into the air and landing hard into a grass verge.

As police swarm on the car the woman is then heard to scream out in pain before both were rushed to hospital, spending five days undergoing treatment.

In a statement the woman said of the ordeal: "I felt scared, I wanted to get out.

"I would describe his driving as something out of Grand Theft Auto the computer game. There was nothing I could do to make him stop."

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In mitigation the court heard that Marshall - who is already serving a two year and eight month jail term for coercive and controlling behaviour - was 'remorseful' at what he had done.

His defence barrister Francesca Anderson said: "He accepts full responsibility for that. He is wholly remorseful for his actions.

"It seems to be in his panic all rationality went out the window and he fully accepts the stupidity of his thought process.

"Thankfully no further damage was caused to other vehicles or buildings, no other injury caused to anyone else in that incident.

"He deeply regrets the idiocy of his actions and says 'this is the worst decision of my life'.

"That driving was horrific."

Sentencing, Judge Ian Pringle QC called the speed during the chase 'phenomenal' and ordered a two-year jail term, consecutive to the sentence he is currently serving.

He was also banned from driving for 28 months.