A DRINK driver who led police on a "dreadful and persistent" five mile pursuit around Bradford has been jailed for 12 months.

Alexander Crosbie-Wright, 21, was more than twice the legal alcohol limit and had taken cocaine when he sped off from the police in Neville Road at 1am on August 9.

He jumped red lights and went the wrong way up Leeds Road during the 18-minute long chase in a Vauxhall Corsa, prosecutor Mark Brookes told Bradford Crown Court.

Crosbie-Wright continued to try to escape even after his rear wheel buckled and the police deflated his tyres.

He did a circuit of residential areas, going at up to 62mph in a 30mph limit.

Howard Shaw said in mitigation that Crosbie-Wright had no previous convictions and was very ashamed of his behaviour.

He panicked when he saw the police and no-one was injured in the pursuit.

Crosbie-Wright, of Marsett Way, Whinmoor, Leeds, had been seriously injured in a road accident in Spain, spending two months in hospital and being left in severe pain, Mr Shaw added.

Judge Jonathan Rose banned him from driving for 30 months.

He labelled it "a dreadful and persistent" piece of dangerous driving.

"The police and the public and the citizens of Bradford are entitled to be protected from the sort of driving you displayed that night," he said.