A motorist from Cheshunt has been disqualified from driving after fleeing the scene of a crash on the M25 near St Albans.

Jack Doolan, of Temple Close, was disqualified from driving for two years after appearing at St Albans Crown Court on Monday.

He was also sentenced to a community order for 12 months, in which he must undertake 200 hours of unpaid work. In addition, he is required to complete 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days and pay £250 in costs.

At an earlier hearing, the 22-year-old had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and failing to stop following the incident which took place on December 20, 2022.

At around 7.50pm, Doolan was driving his Ford Mondeo on the outside lane of M25, between Junctions 21 for Chiswell Green and Junction 21a for Bricket Wood.

Despite having a space saver tyre, which have a recommended speed limit of below 50mph, Doolan was driving at more than 75mph.

He undertook another vehicle before cutting back in, braking and swerving across to the opposite side of the carriageway, colliding with a Ford Fiesta on the inside lane.

Doolan continued to lose control and veered back across the carriageway, colliding with the concrete central barrier.

He then failed to stop at the scene before he was arrested by officers.

"This incident was completely preventable by driving within the conditions of the road environment and vehicle capability," said Chief Inspector Stephen O’Keeffe, from the Road Policing Unit.

"Space saver tyres are only designed to get you to a safe location, at slower speeds, to get the tyre replaced only.

"It was a miracle that no-one was seriously hurt as a result of Doolan’s dangerous and reckless behaviour."