A convicted killer who dragged a policewoman along at more than 100mph while six times over the drink drive limit was convicted thanks to his own dash cam.

Shane Seale, who had a previous conviction for culpable homicide, sped off when a police officer reached into his car to try and grab his keys.

Another officer used her baton to smash his windscreen, while PC Katherine Knox was dragged 20 metres along the road until she was knocked free.

Despite the broken windscreen hampering his view in the dark, Seale hit speeds of 108mph, Perth Sheriff Court was told.

The footage recorded by his own Vauxhall Astra's dashcam was played in court and showed him talking to the police before ignoring their instructions and speeding off.


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He said: "Come on guys, are you serious? I've not done anything wrong. Just leave me alone. I'm sleeping in the car."

The female officer's scream could clearly be heard as Seale put his foot down while two other officers had to jump out of his path.

The removal man then drove for 25 miles from Auchterarder, in Scotland, to his home in Kippen and the footage showed him speeding along country roads at nearly twice the 60 mph limit.

He persistently veered onto the opposing carriageway and, at one point, is going so fast that he misses the turn off for Kippen. Seale slammed on the brakes, reversed along the wrong side of the road and then took the slip road.

Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson said officers had spoken to Seale outside a pub several hours earlier and he was already drunk by then. When he was finally breath tested after his arrest he was nearly six times the limit.

Officers eventually had to force entry to his home and found Seale in his T-shirt and boxer shorts.

Solicitor David Holmes, defending, said Seale was self-employed but would lose his removal business as a result of the driving ban he would inevitably get.

Seale, 47, admitted culpably and recklessly driving while dragging PC Knox along to her injury on December 1, last year.

He also admitted driving dangerously and at excessive speed towards PCs Dianne Todd and Mandy Shepherd and forcing them to jump out his way.

He admitted driving with a broken windscreen when it was dark and while he was heavily under the influence of alcohol.

Sheriff Lindsay Foulis imposed an interim driving ban and deferred sentence for reports until next month.

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