A MAN has been jailed for a series of driving offences after a collision in Grange Moor.
John Walker, 33, was charged with drink-driving, failing to stop after an accident, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and dishonestly making false representations after an incident on January 7.
He pleaded guilty to all five charges against him.
The Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire, man was driving a Ford Transit van along Wakefield Road when he was in collision with another car and left the scene.
He was serving a four-year driving ban at the time. He had told his employers that he was in possession of a driving licence and he was given a job as a van driver.
He was found shortly after the collision in a nearby pub. He was arrested and was found to be three times the legal drink driving limit.
It was a third offence for Walker after previously being arrested and charged in Sheffield for drink driving. He was banned in October 2009 for four years.
Yesterday Huddersfield magistrates jailed Walker for 12 weeks, saying the offence was too serious for a lesser sentence. He will serve half the sentence before being considered for release.
He was also banned from driving for four years, which could be reduced to three years on completion of the drink drivers’ rehabilitation course.