A CONVICTED drink-driver, who led police on a two-mile pursuit through residential streets in Huddersfield, has been jailed by a judge for 146 days.
Video footage of the late-night pursuit was shown to Judge Roger Scott during a hearing at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.
And he was told that former landlord Paul McCabe committed the offence just six months after being banned for a previous drink-driving matter.
Prosecutor Nadim Bashir described how the 41-year-old, who was driving a G-registration Ford Escort, failed to stop for an officer in an unmarked police car on Lockwood Road last November.
The court heard that McCabe almost knocked a cyclist off his bike as he turned into Queens Mill Lane and then drove on the wrong side of the road until he reached the junction with Primrose Hill Road.
Mr Bashir said the car was then seen to be weaving from side to side in Stile Common Road and McCabe drove the wrong way round a mini-roundabout as he entered Newsome Road.
"He then hit the nearside kerb which catapulted the car onto the opposite side of the carriageway narrowly missing the parked cars on the road," said Mr Bashir.
A marked police car joined the pursuit and eventually McCabe pulled up outside his own home in Ashenhurst Rise.
After he refused to get out of the car McCabe was pulled out and handcuffed.
When he gave a breath test he was found to be more than twice the legal limit for driving.
McCabe pleaded guilty to the offence of dangerous driving yesterday and Judge Scott imposed a new disqualification period of three years.