A DANGEROUS driver who was spared jail last year has been back before the courts after getting behind a wheel again.

Jack McGrail was already subject to a suspended jail sentence, imposed in September last year, for driving dangerously, when he committed the same offence in a VW Jetta on Deane Road, Bolton, on April 4 this year,

At Bolton Crown Court he appeared again before Judge Tom Gilbart and pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst banned, using false number plates and having no insurance. He also admitted breaching the conditions of his suspended sentence by failing to attend unpaid work appointments.

McGrail, aged 23, of Kendrew Road, Bolton, was told by the judge: “You’ve admitted committing offences including dangerous driving and driving whilst disqualified.

“You committed these offences while under a suspended sentence order which I imposed on you with regard to your previous offending.”

 “I gave you an opportunity with the suspended sentence, you then came before me for the breach and you now come before me again for dangerous driving.”

Suzanne Hargreaves, prosecuting, told the court how, on April 4, McGrail was spotted driving the Volkswagen in the Deane Road area of Bolton with false licence plates attached to the vehicle.

He was already banned from driving after he led police on a 90-mile-per-hour chase on July 19 last year in the Halliwell Road area.

He had bought his Audi A3 for £700 on Facebook and was driving it on cloned plates.

Last year Judge Gilbart sentenced him to eight months in prison, suspended for 18 months for the offence and banned him from driving for two months.

Niamh McGinty, defending, said McGrail accepts responsibility for his latest offending.

She added that he has been “a young man struggling with drug addiction” but has now come off drugs and is living a more stable lifestyle.

The case was adjourned and McGrail will be sentenced on May 30.