A RECKLESS 21-year-old from Woodley has been jailed for almost two years for a string of motoring offences.

Luke Joseph, of Raleigh Close, was sentenced at Reading crown Court on March 25 for dangerous driving; driving while over the prescribed limit; driving while disqualified; driving without insurance and possession of a class B drug – cannabis.

He was jailed for a total of one year and 10 months, further disqualified from driving for three years and 11 months and ordered to take an extended driving test when his disqualification expires.

At around 8.30pm on Saturday December 8, police officers pursued Joseph through residential areas in Woodley for travelling above the speed limit.

He was subsequently arrested and provided positive tests for the use of cannabis.

Joseph was already disqualified from driving and had no insurance, and was found in possession of six bags of the drug.

He was charged with the offences on January 21 and pleaded guilty to all charges on March 25.

Investigating officer PC James Baker, of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Three Mile Cross, said: "Joseph showed a complete and flagrant disregard for other road users, failing to comply with traffic signals and crossing major junctions without slowing.

"The pursuit was brought to an end and, thankfully, his actions did not result in any injuries to anybody.

"The court dealt with this criminality robustly and he will now have time in prison to reflect upon his actions."