A DRINK-DRIVER who rammed police cars during an early hours pursuit through Brighouse and Huddersfield has been jailed for 18 months.
Jay Glover, 24, who had previous convictions for aggravated vehicle taking, drink-driving and driving while disqualified, was already subject to a four-year driving ban, imposed in 2010, when he was seen at the wheel of a Vauxhall Corsa in the Lawson Road area of Brighouse.
Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday that two other men were in the car as Glover drove at speeds up to 77mph and ran red lights on his way to Huddersfield last month.
Prosecutor Richard Gioserano said Glover had driven along Huddersfield ring road on the wrong side of the dual carriageway and a number of police vehicles became involved in the pursuit.
When Glover drove into a dead end, police vehicles tried to box him in, but Mr Gioserano said Glover rammed the cars to get away.
Unfortunately for Glover he then drove into another dead end and was detained by officers on the scene.
Mr Gioserano said Glover, of Wyvern Close, Batley, did apologise for his driving and said he was sorry for putting the police officers at risk.
After his arrest Glover, who started committing offences in Scotland at the age of just eight, was found to be more than twice the drink-drive limit.
Glover admitted offences of dangerous driving, driving while over the limit, driving while disqualified and having no insurance.
Judge Peter Benson told Glover that he had a dreadful record of offending and he had been driving in a highly dangerous fashion that night.
Glover will have to take an extended driving test at the end of his latest driving ban, which Judge Benson said would last for another four years.