A DRIVER led police officers on a high-speed chase before pulling up outside his own house, a court heard.

Shabraiz Aslam, 37, ran away from the vehicle but was caught by a police dog who sniffed him out hiding nearby.

Preston Crown Court heard Aslam, of Lincoln Road, Blackburn, took the silver Peugeot from outside his partner’s house following a row.

His partner, who had not given Aslam permission to use the vehicle, reported the car missing and the vehicle’s registration details were circulated.

Aslam was at traffic lights when the car was spotted by police.

Officers in a marked police car watched as he reversed away from the lights, changed lanes and sped away.

They illuminated their emergency equipment and started to follow Aslam, who did not stop.

Aslam, who has a number of criminal convictions and was banned from driving in 2010, drove through the streets of Blackburn town centre at double the speed limit, ignoring speed bumps and no entry signs.

He did not slow down for bends and drove on the wrong side of the road at times.

Officers decided to deploy the stinger after Aslam drove on the wrong side of the road towards another police car.

But Aslam slowed and stopped the vehicle outside his house in Lincoln Road and tried to run away.

When he was caught by the police dog he did not co-operate with his arrest and officers drew a taser, although it was not used.

The court heard the chase went through Pringle Street and Florence Street.

Judge Philip Sycamore, sentencing, said: “This was a bad case of deliberate, prolonged, bad driving with a deliberate disregard for other road users.

“It is fortunate indeed that nobody was injured in this particular event.”

Aslam pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving without a licence and driving without insurance.

Judge Sycamore jailed him for six months and banned him from driving for 24 months.

He will have to take an extended retest before he is allowed to drive again.