A banned driver who sped off from the police in a stolen car and led them on a pursuit that reached 99mph in a 30 zone has been jailed for two years.

Colm Doyle was forced off the road by a patrol vehicle at Chain Bar roundabout after tearing off in a black Toyota Yaris taken from a car dealership in Bradford the previous day.

The police spotted Doyle at the wheel of the car on Bradford Road, Brighouse, at midnight on November 18. It was on cloned plates and it accelerated away along Smith House Lane, Bentley Avenue and Wakefield Road, Bradford Crown Court heard yesterday.

It failed to give way, went on the wrong side of the road and did 99mph in a 30 zone.

At Chain Bar roundabout, a police vehicle made contact with the Yaris to “disable” it, the court was told.

Doyle, 29, of Fencote Crescent, Fagley, Bradford, ran off but was apprehended.

A crowbar, gloves, mole grips, a torch and screwdrivers were found in the car.

The court heard that the Toyota was stolen from a garage in Manningham just after 1.30pm on November 17.

The business owner had planned to sell it for £5,000 and was working at the premises when it was driven off.

Doyle went on to admit aggravated vehicle taking that included dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing a taxi driver’s wallet, bank cards and £40 in cash from his car parked in Paley Road, Bradford, on October 28.

The court heard that he and an accomplice smashed the window of the Skoda Octavia causing £120 damage.

Doyle had 30 previous convictions for 53 offences and was in breach of a nine-month suspended prison sentence for dangerous driving and driving unlicensed and uninsured.

This was his third offence of dangerous driving, the court heard.

His barrister, Anastasis Tasou, conceded that an immediate prison sentence was inevitable.

Doyle, who was sentenced on a video link to HMP Doncaster, had already spent several weeks in custody.

He had kept out of trouble for a long time before lapsing back into taking drugs and running up a substantial debt, Mr Tasou said.

He had a supportive partner and the offer of work in the family business.

Judge Neil Davey QC jailed Doyle for 18 months for aggravated vehicle taking and activated six months of the suspended sentence to run consecutively.

He was banned from driving for three years.