A MAN has appeared in court after drunkenly weaving his car across the road and ignoring police orders to stop.
And when Patrick English did pull over he lied about his identity to officers, claiming to be his brother, Aiden, magistrates heard.
Serving prisoner English, of Willow Lane East, Hillhouse, was banned from driving for four years.
Kirklees magistrates had been asked to sentence the 20-year-old for a string of offences.
The most serious of these occurred on June 29 on Leeds Road in Huddersfield.
Carole Lawford, prosecuting, said at just before 4am, police were on mobile patrol on Deighton Road.
She said: “They noticed a Peugeot 206 driving in an erratic manner.
“It was crossing the white line in the road and being driven at excessive speed. It was not slowing down on turns.
“The officer turned on the blue warning lights and indicated to the vehicle to stop, but it continued along Leeds Road.”
The Huddersfield court was told that English eventually stopped his car near to the Leeds Road playing fields on a track running behind some houses.
Ms Lawford said: “The driver was spoken to and his gave another brother’s name, Aiden English.
“The officers noticed that he was unsteady on his feet and smelt of intoxicants.
“A roadside breath test was positive and this was taken in his brother’s name.”
The prosecutor said that English refused to give further breath samples at the police station.
The roadside test indicated that he had 100 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.
This was almost three times the legal drink-drive limit of 35mg.
English was charged with failing to provide a sample, failing to stop when required, and driving without insurance or a driving licence.
When officers established that he was not Aiden he was further charged with obstructing a police constable in the execution of his duty.
Magistrates were also told about an incident on May 26 when English caused £400 of criminal damage to a house on Bradford Road in Fartown.
They were told that the owner Jacqueline Lewis was woken just before midnight by English shouting outside.
She looked out the window and saw English who asked her where her mate was.
When Ms Lewis replied that he had gone home, English threw a brick at her lounge window before running off.
English, who admitted all of the offences, was behind bars after being sentenced to 16 weeks in custody on July 17.
Magistrates were not asked to award costs or compensation because of this, but they did make the 48-month driving ban.
They also sentenced him to eight weeks in prison to run concurrently to his sentence, meaning that his time in custody will not increase.