A DRUG driver who led police on a chase down Manchester Road has been jailed.

Shannon Meaney was driving his 69-plate Toyota Corolla on the Woolston stretch of the A57 when officers attempted to pull him over.

But he refused to stop, and was only brought to a halt on Bank Street in Glazebrook after a stinger was deployed before testing positive for having cocaine in his system.

Meaney, of Irlam, admitted dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drugs.

The 28-year-old also pleaded guilty to a further count of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified, drink driving and driving without insurance in connection with another incident on the roads in the Greater Manchester area.

He was jailed for 16 months at Manchester Crown Square Crown Court on Friday, June 26.

Judge Richard Mansell also banned Meaney from driving for 26 months and ordered him to take an extended retest once this disqualification lapses.