A TEENAGER has been jailed after getting behind the wheel, while disqualified, before failing to stop for police and then crashing into a hedge.

Kacper Caban admitted driving a Ford Focus while disqualified and without insurance on the A417 near Ledbury on December 15 when he appeared before magistrates in Kidderminster on May 23.

He also admitted driving without due care and attention and failing to stop for police on the same date and breaching the terms of a suspended sentence imposed by magistrates on November 11.

The court heard officers had attempted to flag the 18-year-old down in a traffic stop, turning on their blue lights and sirens.

But Caban, who is from Marlbrook Road, Hereford, had continued driving, contravening keep left arrows and driving on the wrong side of the road before driving into a hedge.

Magistrates said the offences were serious due to a history of repeated offences of a similar nature, and because they were committed while Caban was subject to a suspended sentence.

Caban was jailed for 18 weeks, disqualified from driving for 12 months, and ordered to pay a £122 victim surcharge.