Takeaway getaway as police chase pizza delivery driver at 100mph

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A pizza delivery driver who was involved in a 100mph police chase has been jailed for 12 months.

West Yorkshire Police had to deploy the force helicopter during the dangerous pursuit which took place on roads through Castleford, Methley Rothwell and Garforth.

Leeds Crown Court heard Bradley Maddison sped off in the Toyota Yaris after police asked him to stop after they spotted him carrying out a dangerous manoeuvre on the A639 Castleford Road.

Maddison, who does not have a driving licence, and another man were in the vehicle and were delivering pizzas for a local takeaway firm in the early hours of April 17 this year.

Syam Soni, prosecuting, said Maddison reached 90mph as he headed towards Rothwell and drove on the wrong side of the carriageway. He reached 100mph along Newmarket Lane and went through a red light before driving through a residential area on Lee Moor Lane at double the speed limit.

Maddison and the other man were eventually arrested when the car was driven into a cul-de-sac along Oak Road, Garforth.

Maddison, of Front Street, Castleford, told officers that 
he had driven off in panic because he did not have a driving licence.

He pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, failing to stop and having no insurance or driving licence.

Vincent Blake-Barnard, mitigating, said Maddison was ashamed of what he had done. He said: “He lies awake at night thinking about what the implications could have been.”

Jailing Maddison, judge Simon Kealey, said: “This was a case of extremely bad and dangerous driving.”