A Quarmby man who drove twice while banned from the road and under the influence of alcohol has been jailed.
Mohammed Zaheer, of Quarmby Road, was convicted for the offences in his absence on July 1.
Kirklees magistrates found him guilty of drink-driving, possessing cannabis, driving without a licence or insurance and driving whilst disqualified.
These offences happened at Trinity Street in Huddersfield on January 19 and involved a high-speed car crash.
Zaheer, who appeared in court in custody after missing a previous hearing, admitted a similar incident on April 24.
On this occasion police on duty on John William Street were flagged down by a member of the public at 4am.
They reported two vehicles driving around the town centre in a dangerous manner and they noticed Zaheer’s white Toyota Starlet heading towards them.
The officers stopped the 37-year-old, took possession of his car keys.
They could smell alcohol and cannabis on his breath and asked him to gave a roadside breath test.
This showed that Zaheer had 56 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
The legal limit is 35 microgrammes.
He was arrested and as he was being escorted to the police cells admitted he was a banned driver.
Ben Tighe, mitigating, asked District Judge Michael Fanning not to jail his client.
He said: “It would be very easy to send him to prison but he’s never been made subject to a community order.
“The problem he has is with alcohol which stems from depression.”
But Judge Fanning jailed Zaheer for 26 weeks and extended his driving ban by a further five years.