A DANGER driver has been jailed for leading police on a 100mph pursuit up Leeds Road in a drugs pool car after having taken cannabis and cocaine.

A judge said Akeel Khan had put lives at risk as he went at speed through red lights, drove on the wrong side of the road and along narrow residential streets.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Khan, 24, of Folkestone Street, Bradford Moor, admitted dangerous driving on January 20 this year.

Mark Brookes, prosecuting, said Khan was driving a Volkswagen Passat at 6am on the Sunday morning when he crossed at speed in front of a police patrol car waiting at lights at the junction with Shipley-Airedale Road.

The police set off after Khan in pursuit and a video from their patrol car played in court showed him heading up Leeds Road.

Officers had to accelerate up to 100mph to keep up with Khan as he veered over to the wrong side of the road round traffic islands and going through red lights.

The court was told he turned off the road doing 55mph through side streets including Mount Street and Lapage Street.

He drove through 20mph zones in excess of 45mph, failed to stop at give way signs and through back alleys in the Barkerend area.

He finally came to a halt in a cul-de-sac off Amberley Street and ran off. Police officers found him after a search and he was arrested.

Mr Brookes told the court that a small amount of cannabis was found in the car for personal use and a drug wipe test on Khan proved positive.

He initially denied he was the driver of the car but admitted the charge at a later hearing.

A sample of his blood which was analysed later found a cannabis compound THC figure of 6.5 when the legal limit was 2 and a cocaine figure of 32 compared to the legal limit of 10.

In mitigation for Khan, Patrick Palmer said his client wished to stop his drug addiction and would be determined to use his time in prison to try and improve his life.

Sentencing him to 12 months in prison, Judge Jonathan Rose said: "The saving grace was that it was 6am with little traffic and no pedestrians.

"There was no reason for the chase to take place other than you were over the limit.

"Police officers put their own lives at risk. You repeatedly went through red lights and junctions and through narrow roads at speed.

"It was a serious offence because of the speed and nature of the driving and you were over the limit for two forms of drugs."

The court heard that the Passat was a drugs pool car with no registered keeper and the vehicle had been destroyed.

Khan was disqualified from driving for three years and six months.

The judge ordered him to take an extended test before he can drive again.