A disqualified driver who led police on a high-speed chase through residential streets in Birmingham before crashing into a house has been jailed for 16 months.
Simon Oseman, who has nine previous convictions for driving while disqualified, reached speeds of up to 80mph during the five-mile pursuit in Small Heath.
Oseman (35), of Weatherfield Road, Tyseley, who admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and criminal damage, was also banned from the roads for two years.
Doreen Bailey, prosecuting, told Birmingham Crown Court that police began to follow Oseman after seeing him speeding down a road in Ward End in a Ford Mondeo in April this year.
She said the chase lasted for eight minutes during which Oseman squeezed through a narrow gap between parked vehicles and oncoming cars and went down a road with a no entry sign.
After weaving down a number of roads, he finally went down a cul-de-sac and jumped out of the Mondeo which crashed into the house.
Miss Bailey said he climbed on to a garage roof before being arrested.
Lee Masters, defending, said Oseman had panicked.