Bradford drug-driver jailed

A drug-driver from Bradford who led police on a high-speed chase through York has been jailed.

Waqar Hussain, 25, of Gladstone Street, failed to stop for police when driving a Toyota Auris on the A64 eastbound near Bilbrough Top Services.

York Crown Court heard how a police car reached speeds of around 120mph to keep up with the Toyota on the A64, and up to 70mph in built up residential areas.

Hussain was stopped after a stinger was used for the second time – it is understood the resultant collision caused about £27,000 worth of damage to the police cars, writing one of them off.

The court was told that following his arrest, Hussain tested positive for cannabis.

He was sentenced to 14 months in prison and disqualified from driving for 55 months.

More from Local News