THIS shocking footage shows the moment a police officer was driven at by a 21-year-old disqualified driver three times.

Elliot Flynn, of Millbrook Lane, Eccleston, who was jailed for 10 months at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday, March 5, after he admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance and failing to provide a sample of blood.

Flynn was driving a car with four passengers inside when PC Price of St Helens Police followed the vehicle at about 9.30pm on February 2 this year.

PC Price approached it when it stopped in the car park of the Grapes Hotel pub on Portico Lane and asked for the keys.

It was then that Flynn reversed and the officer discharged a taser in an effort to prevent the driver from colliding with him. The moments were captured on the officer's body cam.

Flynn then drove towards the officer two more times, forcing him to leap onto the bonnet of his own patrol vehicle.

The car struck the police car before it was driven away by Flynn, narrowly avoiding a woman and her two children.

Another officer was then involved in a pursuit of Flynn’s vehicle, which was driven at up to 80mph, and he was later arrested at his own home.

Inspector Phil Cowin said: "As can be seen in the body worn footage, PC Price was forced to jump out of the way to avoid being trapped between his own car and Flynn's.

"It is only through good fortune that our officer, and the woman and children nearby, were not injured during this incident.

"I hope the time he will now spend behind bars will give Flynn time to reflect on the consequences of his actions.

"Anyone who takes to the roads illegally and poses a danger to pedestrians and other motorists risks serving a prison sentence, being banned form driving and losing their licence. My message to these people is ask yourself - is it worth the risk?

"This case is another reminder that our officers put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect the public of Merseyside, and I’d like to thank PC Price for his efforts.

"I would also like to thank the investigation team for their hard work and the swift arrest of the offender, and the Crown Prosecution Service for helping bring this case to court."

The 21-year-old also breached a suspended sentence order he had received for assault and has been banned from driving for three years, five months.