A MAN banned from the roads for drink driving led officers on a chase through the streets of Bournemouth in broad daylight, a court heard.

Connor Bartlett-Clark, of Ashley Road in Bournemouth, has been jailed for a year after the incident on Monday, June 4 last year.

A judge heard officers from Dorset Police's No Excuse team were in an unmarked car on the morning of the chase. They'd been told earlier that day about a vehicle which had failed to stop for officers in Winton the previous night.

Officers believed the vehicle was being driven by Bartlett-Clark.

The defendant was already one of the force's Op Dragoon targets as he had been banned from the roads for 12 months in January 2018 for drink driving.

Op Dragoon targets motorists who are known to be driving offenders and pose a risk to other drivers.

At around 9am, the No Excuse officers spotted the vehicle in Canford Avenue and recognised Bartlett-Clark as the driver.

They illuminated their siren and indicated for the vehicle to stop. However, it made off, with Bartlett-Clark driving at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour in a 30mph limit.

The defendant also drove on the wrong side of the road to cut corners.

As a result of the danger he posed, Bartlett-Clark was able to escape. However, at 12.15pm, officers tracked down the car in Kimber Road.

The defendant was found at an address in the same street and arrested.

Bartlett-Clark, 26, admitted dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was jailed by a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court in late September.

In addition, he was banned from the roads for a further two years.

PC Connor Valentine, of the No Excuse team, said: “Connor Bartlett-Clark’s driving on June 4 last year was clearly dangerous and put other road users at significant risk.

“We are committed to identifying motorists who drive in an irresponsible manner on our roads and bringing them before the courts.

“We continue to target those who are known to pose a risk through our Op Dragoon initiative.

"We would ask anyone who has concerns that a motorist is driving under the influence of drink or drugs, driving dangerously or driving while disqualified to contact 101 or email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk.

“If an offence is happening, call 999 immediately.”