A Lindley man has been jailed for 16 weeks after he was caught drink driving while disqualified, a court heard.
Michael Missin, 47, of Acre Street in Lindley was found to be more than double the drink-drive limit when police spotted him driving a van at high speed on Westbourne Road in Marsh on October 19.
The officers signalled at him to stop but he continued until reaching a dead end.
He then tried to evade police by running off but was caught and arrested.
Checks revealed he had 78 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – more than double the legal limit of 35.
Missin appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court yesterday and was also sentenced for harrassment of his ex-partner which included “grossly violent” text messages between September 18 and 20.
The court heard at an earlier hearing that the relationship ended when Missin declared that he had found someone else and was moving out.
But when his ex-partner Paula Bottomley withdrew £200 from the couple’s joint bank account he texted her: “I’m going to break your jaw.”
The court heard in mitigation that Missin had been an alcoholic for 20 years and had lost his job as a result of the latest drink-driving offence which had resulted in low mood and depression.
He had been serving a three-year driving ban for another drink-driving matter at the time of the latest offence.
District Judge Michael Fanning sentenced Missin to 16 weeks in custody and told him he would serve half before he would be released.
He told the defendant: “You have previously been convicted of driving while over the prescribed limit. I understand you have some real problems. However, these offences are for you so serious only custody can be justified.”
Missin was also banned for drink driving for five years and subject to a restraining order not to contact Paula Bottomley once released from prison.