A drug driver who fled after crashing his car, leaving injured people in the wreckage, has been jailed.
Jordan Peter Hobson, 27, of Riverside View, Norton, drove under the influence of cannabis and cocaine, a court heard.
And as he had no licence or insurance, he should never have got behind the wheel in the first place.
On 12 June, he drove along Scarborough Road, Norton, with two young passengers in a Toyota Corolla.
By the time he reached the Brambling Fields junction, Hobson was travelling so fast that he crossed onto the opposite carriageway and crashed into the roundabout.
Hobson fled on foot, despite the two teenage passengers initially being trapped and suffering injuries. They were able to get out of the car and were helped by passing members of the public.
The police helicopter found Hobson hiding in undergrowth, where he was arrested by North Yorkshire Police officers.
It could have been worse
A blood sample showed he was over twice the legal limit for cannabis and three times the limit for cocaine.
After pleading guilty to aggravated vehicle taking, drug driving, and driving without a licence or insurance, Hobson appeared at York Crown Court for sentence today.
He was jailed for 12 months, and banned from driving for three years and six months.
TC Mark Patterson, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “Every decision Hobson took that day was wrong.
“He got behind of the wheel of car without a driving licence – a car he was not authorised to drive anyway. He did so under the influence of drugs, and with two young passengers. And after the collision, he ran away and hid, rather than trying to help.
“Having seen the state of the car after the collision, I can honestly say it’s incredible that no one was more seriously injured. The outcome could have been very different.”