A DANGER driver who crashed into the wall of a Bradford takeaway - while he was already on bail for a drugs offence - has been jailed for 12 months.

Waqaar Imran, 25, had been arrested along with two other men back in May 2021 after police officers stopped a Volkswagen Jetta in the Spencer Road area of the city.

Prosecutor Felicity Hemlin told Bradford Crown Court that after stopping the vehicle the officers smelled cannabis and all three men were searched.

She said the driver, Usman Iqbal, and front seat passenger, Tahir Nawaz, both had phones that contained messages indicating drug dealing and, between them, the trio had just over £1,200 in cash on them.

The officers also found various quantities of cannabis valued at about £325 in the car.

Although the drugs offences were committed back in 2021 the case was not sent to the crown court until February this year and a few weeks later in March, Imran was seen behind the wheel of a Volkswagen Golf on Duckworth Lane.

Miss Hemlin said Imran drove off when the officers tried to stop the car and he almost collided with another vehicle on a roundabout.

Imran then ran a red light before hitting an oncoming car and crashing into the wall of a takeaway.

Miss Hemlin said at the time Imran was a provisional licence holder and had no insurance.

Imran, of Heidelberg Road, Bradford, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply and dangerous driving and on Monday he was jailed for 12 months.

He was also banned from driving for a year and ordered to take an extended re-test.

Iqbal, 29, of Sunbridge Road, Bradford, and 30-year-old Nawaz, of Charteris Road, Bradford, both admitted the possession of cannabis with intent to supply charge, and both received suspended jail sentences.

Iqbal was given 10 months, suspended for two years, but he must do 120 hours of unpaid work and comply with 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

Nawaz, who pleaded guilty on a limited basis, was sentenced to eight months in jail suspended for two years.

He must also do 120 hours of unpaid work for the community.

Barrister Erin Kitson-Parker, for Imran, said her client had no previous convictions before he committed the drugs offence back in May 2021.

She conceded that the dangerous driving was a serious offence but submitted that the incident only lasted about 20 seconds.

Miss Kitson-Parker said the offending had been isolated and Imran was assessed as a low risk of re-offending by the probation service.

But Recorder Patrick Palmer said the dangerous driving offence must have been committed within two or three weeks of the drugs case being sent to the crown court and Imran had been on court bail at the time.