A man from Banbury whose dangerous driving left two people requiring hospital treatment was sentenced to 16 months in prison at Oxford Crown Court on Friday.
Aiman Ahmed, 28, of Newland Road, admitted two counts of dangerous driving. He was handed a four year driving ban and ordered to retake his driving test at the end of this period.
The first offence occurred outside Morrisons supermarket in Cherwell Street at about 4.30pm on April 5 last year.
Ahmed performed a series of dangerous manoeuvres, including a handbrake turn and then cutting across three lanes of traffic while driving a black Toyota GT86.
The second offence occured on the A4260 between Adderbury and Deddington at about 12.40pm on May 17 last year. Ahmed, who was driving a silver VW Scirocco attempted to overtake another vehicle at high speed, causing a collision.
He then failed to stop at the scene.
During this crash, two of the vehicles, a Ford KA and a Mercedes A class were written off, while extensive damage was caused to a third vehicle, a GLA Mercedes.
Meanwhile, two people were taken to Horton General Hospital with injuries including whiplash.
Ahmed was arrested on 17 May last year and charged with the offences in August last year.
Investigating officer, PC Richard Medway of the Roads Policing Department based at Bicester, said: “I am extremely pleased with the sentence given to Ahmed, who posed a serious risk to other road users due to his total disregard for anyone else on the road.
“Hopefully this will send a message to motorists who choose to drive dangerously that this will not be tolerated and that justice will prevail.”
Ahmed pleaded not guilty to a third count of dangerous driving in Banbury, and prosecutors decided to accept the two guilty pleas.