A taxi driver had estimated the speed of a clapped-out Golf car at “more than 70mph” as it sped through a residential area of Amlwch, chased by two police cars.

A judge at Caernarfon crown court was told this on Monday when 25-year-old Dafydd Parry was jailed for ten months.

Parry, of Cemlyn, Cemaes, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving last July, and without insurance or a licence.

Prosecuting, Sarah Badrawy said he was pursued along the A5025 on his way to a girlfriend’s at Benllech.

At Amlwch in a 30mph zone he collided with a pick-up driven by a 22-year-old farmer Mr Richard Jones, who momentarily was unconscious and was later found to have concussion. 

Parry’s car hit a wall and when police got to him he was “staggering and dazed”.

The prosecutor said Parry’s provisional licence e and MoT had expired, the car’s anti-lock braking system didn’t work and the two front tyres were bald.

Defence barrister Matthew Curtis said Parry, with no previous convictions, was sorry about the injury and inconvenience to Mr Jones.

“He is still a young man and of low risk of re-offending,” he added. “He wants to sort out his life”

Judge Timothy Petts ordered that the wreckage of the Golf should be confiscated and imposed a two-year driving ban, after which Parry must take a re-test. He told Parry that someone who went at such speeds in a residential area and caused

injury must expect immediate custody.