A YOUNG man who drove dangerously in a bid to shake off pursuing police officers - and crashed into two vehicles as he overtook in a dangerous position - has been jailed for nine months.
Defendant Craig Robert Jones, 23, of Maeshyfryd, Rhos-robin, also received an additional 129 days after Mold Crown Court heard he was on early release licence from a prison sentence for an earlier incident of dangerous driving.
Jones - who was also banned from driving for nine months - was described as a former serial joyrider who was now maturing and growing up.
He admitted dangerous driving in Blue Bell Lane, Pandy, in July of last year, together with offences of dangerous driving, disqualified driving, failing to stop, failing to report an accident and having no insurance.
Prosecuting barrister David Blythin said Jones drove away at speed from South Acton Park after officers in an unmarked police car recognised him as a disqualified driver.
Approaching the Gresford Roundabout, Jones overtook a vehicle which was pulling another vehicle and crashed into one of them, causing the driver whiplash injuries. Despite the crash, the defendant drove off and got away at that stage - but was later arrested.
Judge Stephen Clarke said: 'Everyone must understand dangerous driving is a serious criminal offence which must be taken seriously by any court.'