A NOTORIOUS driver sped away from police, caused more than £3,000 of damage to two cars and crashed into a house while banned from driving.
Andrew Goodwin, aged 32, of no fixed abode, was jailed at Northampton Crown Court for dangerous driving and for driving while disqualified. He was told: “If you keep driving while disqualified, you will keep going to prison.”
The court heard Goodwin was spotted on October 24, last year, driving along Kettering Road at 70mph.
When police followed him he sped off, reaching speeds of 80mph and accelerating to 50mph over speed bumps in Raeburn Road.
However, when he turned into Hazeldene Road he smashed through the gate of driveway, crashing into two cars and then into a house.
He ran off and, once arrested, refused to provide a breath test.
Goodwin, who also admitted fraudulently hiring the car while banned from driving for four years, was sentenced to 20 months in prison and was again banned from driving for four years.
Sentencing him, Judge Richard Bray said: “Only two days before this offence, you were stopped by the police for being in charge of a vehicle with excess alcohol. I can’t possibly overlook this.”