A DANGEROUS driver has avoided prison following a police chase.

Tyreese Todd drove a BMW 116 dangerously in the Shirley area of Southampton.

The 20-year-old of Cossack Green, Southampton, was later charged with dangerous driving while uninsured and without a valid licence.

He was also charged with drug driving having tested positive for cannabis.

Todd pleaded guilty to all of the offences that happened on May 24 this year.

Appearing before Southampton Crown Court, he was jailed for 12 months, suspended for 18 months.

Todd must complete 20 rehabilitation activity days and 180 hours of unpaid work.

He was also disqualified for three years.