A BANNED driver from Huddersfield has been jailed after a five-car pile-up.
At Rochdale Magistrates' Court, Yasin Tawfiq Fatah, 28, of Harp Inge, Dalton, admitted driving on the M62 while disqualified and without insurance.
He was subject to two driving bans.
Fatah, an Iraqi Kurd, is a failed asylum seeker waiting for deportation.
He was jailed for 60 days and banned from driving for three years.
The case had been previously adjourned for reports.
Prosecutor Mark Humphries said there was always something to be feared when there was a road accident and one of the drivers was not insured.
Fatah was involved in the crash at Rochdale in May.
During the course of inquiries among the drivers it emerged that Fatah, who at first gave false details, was subject to two driving bans - one from Huddersfield magistrates and the other from the Rochdale bench.
His overall ban was not due to end until September next year.
Mr Humphries said Fatah was not the cause of the accident.
Mr Steve Connor, for Fatah, said his client had sought asylum, but had been refused and was awaiting deportation.
He had bought the car to do up and sell for a profit, merely to survive.
"At the time he had nowhere to live and no money. He was literally living in the car."
Mr Connor added: "Since then he has not been near any cars and he has stabilised his personal situation. He is terrified of going into custody."
But the magistrates said Fatah had flagrantly broken two court orders. Jail was the only option.