A PROLIFIC disqualified driver has been jailed for a string of driving offences.

Jordan Bolton, from Consett, was given a 12 month sentence and disqualified from driving for three years and six months at Durham Crown Court.

The 23-year-old pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving whilst disqualified, and drink driving.

The Northern Echo:

Bolton was first involved in a police pursuit on September 17, last year, when he failed to stop for police while driving a silver Vauxhall Zafira. He was released under investigation due to insufficient evidence to charge him with at the time, but was later caught driving whilst disqualified on a further two occasions.

When stopped by police on December 6, he was found to be almost twice the drink-drive limit. He was arrested despite having jumped into the back seat of the car and claiming to be a passenger.

He was subsequently charged with nine offences on December 7, including multiple counts of disqualified driving, driving without insurance, failing to stop for police, drink driving and dangerous driving.

PC Martain Anderson, the Consett Response officer who made the arrest, said: “The manner of Bolton’s driving is inexcusable, as is his brazen repeat offending.

“His case demonstrates that we will actively target any driver who insists on putting other road users at risk.”