THE man behind a notorious YouTube channel that featured him driving performance cars dangerously at high speeds on busy public roads has been jailed.

Adeel Habib, from Harehills in Leeds, who ran the Certi Drivers channel which had more than 68,000 subscribers, pleaded guilty to both dangerous driving and a relatively rare offence of encouraging dangerous driving.

The offences were committed between December 2020 and October 2021.

The 25-year-old came to the police's attention during work to target illegal car meets in West Yorkshire that were attracting large numbers of people from across the region to industrial estates, retail parks and the road network.

Operations were put in place to disrupt and deter the Sunday evening events that generally started from Habib’s Certi Touch workshop.

Online clips showed him driving a range of high-performance cars dangerously on public roads, including at excessive speeds, weaving in and out of traffic, racing other drivers, and ignoring red traffic lights.

While under investigation for the driving offences, Habib was sentenced to four years imprisonment for his part in a drugs supply conspiracy.

He appeared at Leeds Crown Court by videolink on Tuesday and was sentenced to 27 months and was disqualified from driving.