A 22-year-old man was jailed after trying to evade police during a high-speed police chase.
Luke Craven, of Howley Walk, Batley, drove a VW Polo at speeds of up to 60mph streets in Batley town centre in the early hours of February 22.
Linda Fowler, prosecuting, told Kirklees Magistrates’ Court that during a police interview that he said he had “panicked” when he realised police were behind him and admitted he didn’t slow down at Give Way signs.
He pleaded guilty to an offence of dangerous driving at an earlier hearing.
In mitigation, Paul Blanchard, denied a suggestion in a pre-sentence Probation reports that he had a “blase” attitude and invited the bench to acknowledge his “age and immaturity.”
However, bench chairman, Wayne Perriman, sentenced him to 16 weeks in custody, disqualified him from driving for 20 months and ordered him to pay an £80 surcharge.
For two other offences of driving a vehicle despite only having a provisional licence and driving without insurance no separate penalty was imposed.
Mr Perriman told him: “You have shown a lack of remorse and were driving at excessive speed in a built up area while being pursued by the police.”