A DANGEROUS driver has been jailed after thousands of pounds of damage was caused to police vehicles in a high-speed pursuit.

Bradford Crown Court heard Rizwan Khan, 33, of Idle Road, Bradford, reached speeds of 90mph during the chase.

Prosecutor Christopher Moran said Khan was driving a Mitsubishi Shogun during the incident in November 2015.

Khan, who was serving a suspended sentence for a similar offence at the time, drove through Tong village at 50mph in a 20mph zone, drove on the wrong side of the carriageway down Tong Lane, travelled at speeds in excess of 70mph on Westgate Hill Street, Birkenshaw, reached 88mph on Tong Street and at one point drove at 90mph on Wakefield Road.

He lost control of the car at a roundabout near New Hey Road and was boxed in by police, but managed to ram his way out. About £11,000 of damage was caused to police vehicles in the incident.

Khan, who has 13 previous convictions, was not arrested at the time, but was later detained after coming back from Dubai.

His barrister Andrew Dallas said his client had got into a confrontation with police while there and spent around two to three months in a “squalid” cell with 20 other people.

Mr Dallas said Khan has changed for the good since his return and was growing up.

Judge Colin Burn said a custodial sentence was “inevitable”.

He said that it was not a straightforward case of a high-speed chase in the early hours of the morning, but was aggravated by the fact that Khan caused “significant” damage to police cars which had tried to block him in, as he rammed his way out.

It was also his fourth offence of dangerous driving. He was jailed for a total of eight months and was disqualified from driving for three years and must take an extended retest.