“YOU’RE going to spend some time thinking about whether you want to spend 20 years in Bullingdon because you have been stuffing cocaine up your nose.”

That’s what a judge told a drug addict who was “moments” away from seriously harming drivers in Tidmarsh earlier this year.

Jordan Parker Anderson, of Holland Road, Tilehurst, was jailed this morning after he stole an Audi from a milkman and tried to escape police in a pursuit in summer 2020.

The 27-year-old was high on cocaine when he overtook a lorry and crashed into a car using the Audi he had stolen days earlier.

His Honour Judge Dugdale, sentencing, told Parker Anderson his crimes were in the “Premier League” of offences.

Before sending him down, the judge addressed the Tilehurst man and said he had two options.

Option A was to spend the next 20 years in Bullingdon, where he is currently in custody, and option B was to spend a bit of time in prison ‘working out what your future holds’.

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Daniel O’Donoghue, prosecuting, told Reading Crown Court that Parker Anderson was spotted trying to open car doors at the Milk & More warehouse on Portman Road, Reading, on September 16 last year.

He eventually got into an Audi hatchback that had been parked by a milkman who was on a round delivering milk.

Five days later, police officers spotted the stolen car using number plate recognition technology.

Officers indicated to the driver of the car -- Parker Anderson -- to stop, but he did not and a police chase ensued on Tidmarsh Road.

The 27-year-old started going 60mph on the 40mph road and overtook a lorry on a narrow country lane in a bid to escape police.

He then collided with a Volkswagen van which caused damage to the vehicle and the Audi the defendant was driving.

This caused the tyre to come off the car’s rim and Parker Anderson lost control of the vehicle.

He got out of the car and ran off down a driveway, jumped over a fence and into a garden before he was caught by chasing officers.

The Tilehurst man was then drugs-tested and results came back positive for cocaine.

The Audi had to be written off at a cost of £1,245 to the milkman owner.

At the time of the incident, Parker Anderson was on bail waiting to be sentenced for multiple other driving offences committed in 2019.

Defending, Flora Page said the court was dealing with a “sad story” of a “young man who has not had the best start in life and who has struggled with drug addiction.”

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But His Honour Judge Dugdale questioned why his drug addiction led to him stealing a car.

He said: “These are not drug addiction offences. These are a-person-enjoying-themselves offences.”

Ms Page said the offences were “reckless” and asked the judge for a suspended sentence after claiming Parker Anderson had shown a “real commitment” to beat his drug addiction.

But Judge Dugdale the offending was “incredibly serious” and he could not suspend the defendant’s sentence.

He said: “It is in the Premier League. We are moments away from serious injury or a fatality.

“We are moments away from relatives of a victim reading their victim personal statements [in court].

“It is a police chase in which officers put themselves at risk. Sometimes it is better to accept what is coming.”

Judge Dugdale referenced Parker Anderson’s previous convictions, which included being stopped for driving without care in July 2019 and driving under the influence of drugs in October 2019.

He added: “While you were on bail for these matters, you were seen on CCTV breaking into the back of a dairy where a number of vehicles were parked.

“You stole [an employee’s] car and a few days later on September 21, you were in the Audi.

“You were out in country lanes. For whatever reason, you decided not to stop [when requested by police].

“You were driving at speed and you went round a truck by mounting a pavement at speed.

“You were overtaking cars at speed and you crashed into one of them.

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“It is a funny thing, community, and what it means. It means you abide by some rules to keep others safe.

“At the time you were doing this, everybody else in the area was at risk of you causing them serious injury or killing them.

“I have sat in cases like this too many times where it has not ended as luckily as it has here.

“That is why dangerous driving like this is so serious. It puts members of the community at risk of serious injury or death.

“It involved you putting people in our community at risk. It is really serious.

“This simply has to stop. The public needs to be protected from you at the moment and you need to be kept off the streets and off the roads.

“You need a little bit of time to sort yourself out.

“You are at a point in your life where you have to work out what your future holds.

“Here is option A -- the next 20 years spent in Bullingdon.

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“Option B -- You’re going to spend some time in Bullingdon and you’re going to spend some time thinking about whether you want to spend 20 years in Bullingdon because you have been stuffing cocaine up your nose.

“You have got to work that out.”

Parker Anderson was sentenced to 26 months in prison for dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving under the influence of cocaine, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

He was banned from driving for three years.

The 27-year-old was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on Thursday, December 2.