A MAN who repeatedly drove a high-powered BMW while banned from the roads has been jailed after police found drugs at his home.

Jack Cole, of Monks Way in Bearwood, was spared a prison sentence in September last year after admitting four counts of getting behind the wheel of a BMW X5 while disqualified.

The 27-year-old was caught in Merley House Lane, West Borough and Rowlands Hill, Wimborne, and in Ringwood Road, Poole.

He also admitted four counts of driving without insurance, one of driving with 4.3 micrograms of THC per litre of his blood in Wimborne – more than double the limit – and one of having a lock knife at Halfords in Ringwood Road.

Magistrates sentenced Cole to 18 weeks in prison suspended for 12 months. He was also ordered to participate in a 'thinking skills' programme for 29 days and a rehabilitation activity requirement for 20 days, and to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work.

In addition, Cole was banned from the roads for 18 months.

However, this week he appeared back before magistrates to admit having cannabis and cocaine at his home, as well as a third count of the commission of a further offence during the operational period of a suspended sentence order.

As a result, magistrates implemented his sentence as a jail term of six weeks.