A MAN has been jailed for 34 months for dangerous driving offences and handling a car stolen in a house burglary in Oakworth, near Keighley.

Jordan Withey, 23, had 13 previous convictions for 33 offences on his criminal record, including theft from a vehicle and taking a car without consent.

He appeared before Bradford Crown Court on Tuesday on a video link to Hull Prison where he had been remanded since October.

Prosecutor Joe Culley said the first of the latest series of offences was aggravated vehicle taking on July 12, 2020.

Withey was seen going the wrong way down a one-way street in Bridlington on a stolen moped. He forced his way past a motorist trying to block his way before he was almost struck by a car. He went on to mount a kerb, crashing the £1,200 moped and writing it off. His blood was found on it and he was arrested and released on bail.

On May 31 last year, Withey was pursued by the police in an Audi A3 down the A165. He did up to 110mph travelling towards Bridlington and then 80mph in a 30 zone in the town.

He drove over a footpath and made off on foot with his passenger after hitting a parked car and bollards.

He was arrested soon afterwards and tested positive for cannabis and cocaine at the roadside. He refused to provide a blood sample at the police station and was just below the legal alcohol limit.

He was disqualified, uninsured and in possession of a small bag of cocaine.

Withey, of Prickett Road, Bridlington, was next found with a Peugeot 308 stolen in a house break-in at Fernbank Avenue, Oakworth, Keighley, on July 16. The car, worth more than £8,000 and on stolen plates, was parked outside his partner’s home.

He was charged with the burglary but the prosecution accepted his guilty plea to handling stolen goods.

Andrew Dallas said in mitigation that Withey was thoroughly ashamed. He was alcohol dependant at the time and determined to make a new start.

Judge Andrew Hatton said the only appropriate penalty was an immediate custodial sentence.

Withey was jailed for 10 months for aggravated vehicle taking, 13 months for dangerous driving, two months for driving while disqualified and nine months for handling the sto-len car. All the sentences run consecutively, making a total of two years and ten months.

He was banned from driving for three years starting on his release from prison.