A MECHANIC who drunkenly drove at 90mph on residential streets in Bradford has been jailed for six months.

Shane Harrison, 23, was seen by police in his Volkswagen Golf at around 5.20am on October 29 last year.

In the chase that followed, Harrison drove on roads including Beacon Road, Cooper Lane, Reevy Road West, and Buttershaw Drive, hitting speeds of 90mph before crashing the vehicle.

Officers suspected Harrison of being under the influence of alcohol, but he refused to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.

He pleaded guilty to charges of dangerous driving and failing to provide a specimen prior to yesterday’s sentencing hearing at Bradford Crown Court.

A probation report described Harrison, of Freshfield Gardens, Allerton, Bradford, as a “very foolish and frightened young man.”

The court heard he had no relevant previous convictions and had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity.

Judge Jonathan Rose dismissed the possibility of a suspended sentence, stating that Harrison’s driving had put “lives in danger.”

He said: “It was quite obvious you were in drink and in no fit state to drive.

“You drove at 90mph on residential streets, and that is simply too dangerous for this court to deal with you in any other way than an immediate custodial sentence.

“It is only by good luck that no-one was seriously injured in the crash that you caused.”

Harrison was also banned from driving for 21 months and will be forced to take an extended re-test.