Disqualified driver crashed into Porsche

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A BANNED driver who caused more than £9,000 damage to a parked Porsche has been jailed by a judge.

Drink-driver Sakeb Nazir, 26, was driving erratically in a Nissan Qashqai when he hit the Porsche Cayenne in the early hours of February 18.

Although Nazir initially drove off after the crash in Parkinson Lane, Halifax, he returned to the scene and told the owner of the Porsche he was responsible.

Prosecutor Dave Mackay said the owner described Nazir as being drunk and struggling to stand.

When police attended he failed a breath test and later gave a breath- alcohol reading of 47 micrograms. The legal limit is 35.

Nazir, who had previous convictions for drink-driving and driving while disqualified, pleaded guilty to driving without due care and driving while banned.

At Bradford Crown Court, Judge John Potter jailed Nazir, of Gibraltar Avenue, Halifax, for four months in respect of the driving offences.

But he was locked up for an additional 12 after the court heard he also admitted drugs offences arising out of Operation Irondale.

Mr Mackay said that in February Nazir was also involved in offering to supply or being concerned in the supply of small quantities of Class A drugs to an undercover police officer.

Nazir’s barrister Jayne Beckett said although it was in breach of his bail her client had gone to Pakistan and had been able to detoxify himself.

On his return he was arrested and had been in custody since the beginning of July.

Judge Potter described Nazir as a menace on the roads and a danger to the public when he was behind the wheel.

Nazir was banned from driving for four years and ordered to take an extended driving test.