A motorist who reached speeds up at 100mph as he tried to escape from police ended up losing control and spinning into a hedge.
Peter Yates, prosecuting, said there was a passenger, Curt Gorog, in the vehicle and during the journey that followed he was seen to throw items from the passenger side which turned out to be 107 grammes of skunk cannabis with a street value of £917.
The vehicle failed to give way at junctions, went through residential areas at speed and ignored traffic calming measures.
The pursuit took the officers through Lepton and into Wakefield Road, Rowley Lane and then back on to Wakefield Road before Kenny lost control in Blacker Lane and spun into the hedge.
Kenny was found to be over the limit with a reading of 44 microgrammes in breath, the limit being 35 and 92 in blood the limit being 80.
A mobile phone found at the scene indicated his involvement with drugs and at the time he was on bail for possession with intent to supply drugs for which he was given 26 months in prison in April this year.
Mr Yates said six days later Kenny was found in possession of two mobile phones hidden in his trainers at HMP Leeds.
The court heard Gorog told a probation officer he had been drinking with Kenny and it was only on the journey after the police began to follow that he became aware of the drugs when he was asked to throw items out and stupidly did so.
Ben Campbell, representing Kenny, said the text messages found on his phone indicated he was at a low ebb at the time of the chase.
He had spent three and a half years in the infantry serving in Cyprus and Germany leaving the army in 2014 anticipating he would find employment. Things had not worked out as he hoped, he had only found some night work in a warehouse.
A relationship had also come to an end around that time and “these were difficult and emotional times for him.” Fortunately the roads were not busy at the time of the offences.
Kenny, 24, of Waterloo Road, Huddersfield, admitted dangerous driving, driving over the alcohol limit, possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing the prohibited phones in prison. He was jailed for a total of three years and banned from driving for the same period.
Sentencing him Recorder Simon Eckersley said having seen the police footage of the case “it was a terrifying piece of driving to watch with grossly excessive speeds up to 100 mph in restricted streets.”
His position was then aggravated by his involvement with the cannabis that and subsequently mobile phones in prison.