A danger driver who sped away from the police in a black Audi A3 before crashing into parked vehicles has been jailed for three months.

Patrik Borbetto, 21, of Mond Avenue, Bradford Moor, Bradford, was sentenced on a video link to HMP Forest Bank where he is currently serving a jail sentence for driving offences.

He was imprisoned for a total of four months after pleading guilty to dangerous driving in Bradford on July 4, 2020, and possession of an offensive weapon in Manchester on October 10 last year.

Prosecutor Lydia Pearce said police officers on patrol in a marked police car ordered Borbetto to stop at 11.20pm after checking and discovering he wasn’t insured to drive the Audi.

Borbetto accelerated off straight across a mini roundabout and led the police on a pur-suit along Laisteridge Lane, Great Horton Road and Shearbridge Road at speeds of up to 55mph in a 30 zone.

He jumped red lights and went the wrong way round a traffic island before crashing into a line of parked cars.

He was detained by members of the public and arrested by the police, Miss Pearce said.

The offensive weapon charge arose when police officers in Manchester stopped what they believed to be a stolen car. Borbetto, a passenger in the vehicle, was carrying a lock knife, the court was told.

Miss Pearce said he had been in custody for eight weeks but much of that was as a serving prisoner.

Recorder Anthony Hawks jailed Borbetto for a total of four months, three months for the dangerous driving and a month to run consecutively for the offence weapon offence.

He was banned from driving for 14 months and until he takes an extended retest.