A MAN has been jailed after leading police on a 90mph car chase in Great Sankey.

Brandon McDermott, of Yarmouth Road, was driving without a licence when he tried to escape police on September 15.

The 21-year-old appeared in Liverpool Crown Court on Friday where the judge labelled his reckless behaviour dangerous and immature.

Prosecutor Paul Blasberry said McDermott was driving an Audi A3 when he was spotted by officers in an unmarked police car.

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A marked police car joined the pursuit as McDermott joined the M62 westbound.

The court heard how, upon exiting the motorway at junction eight, McDermott accelerated towards a red traffic light, colliding into the police car which had tried to block him.

Mr Blasberry said the chase continued down Burtonwood Road, where McDermott mounted the central reservation and used the wrong side of the road to get around stationary traffic.

He reached a maximum speed of 96mph in a 40mph zone, including 70mph in a no-through-road residential area, where he was forced to stop.

McDermott has seven previous convictions for nine offences.

Sarah Griffin, defending in Liverpool Crown Court, stressed that he entered a guilty plea to the offence.

She said her client caused minimal damage and the court should take into account the short length of the police chase and McDermott's young age.

Judge Brian Cummings, passing sentence said: "This was very dangerous driving.

"Your position is aggravated by the fact that the offence was committed during the currency of a period of post licence supervision.

"Only an immediate custodial sentence can be justified in my judgement."

McDermott was sentenced to eight months in custody and was disqualified from driving for two years and 10 weeks.

He must pass an extended driving test to gain his licence.