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Car mechanic imprisoned for dangerous driving
5:47pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A 23-year-old car mechanic was today imprisoned for 11 months and banned from driving for five years for his third offence of dangerous driving.
The chase saw him repeatedly drive on to the pavement and jump a red light, Bradford Crown Court heard.
A police car had to brake to avoid hitting him and he drove along narrow back streets before abandoning the vehicle and running off.
His barrister, James Bourne-Arton, said Gill knew he was going straight to prison.
His partner was pregnant with their second child and he held down a full time job, the court heard. He did not intend to drive that night but his friend, who owned the Audi, had been drinking and taking drugs.
There were no pedestrians about at that time of night and no accident or damage was caused, the court heard.
Gill had a string of convictions for offences including robbery, burglary and driving matters, the court heard.
Judge Peter Benson told him: “You are an extremely anti-social individual, causing harm to other people.”
Gill persistently abused road traffic laws, repeatedly driving while disqualified and uninsured.