A 38 year old man who was chased by the police for 10 minutes has been jailed for 6 months and banned from driving for 15 months.
The driver, Michael Barratt pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.
He entered these guilty pleas in February 2016 and returned to Bristol Crown Court for sentence.
The court heard that Barratt was spotted by police speeding through a 20mph when they decided to give chase.
The police indicated for him to stop, which he started to and then sped off.
The police continued their pursuit of Barratt, who drove at speeds up to 60mph through residential areas, drove straight across roundabouts and collided with a parked car that was pushed into its owner.
During sentence the presiding Judge stated: “The type of driving you engaged in is normally associated with young people.
“You are a mature man with family responsibilities.
“I regret to say it would not be appropriate to suspend a prison sentence.”
Along with the 6 month prions sentence and 15 month ban, Barratt was also ordered to take an extended retest before he gets his driving licence back.
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