A DANGEROUS driver who collided with two police cars has been jailed for nine months.
Michael Devers, 26, was serving a motoring ban when officers were told he was driving a van in the city centre in August.
Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard yesterday how two marked police cars pulled in front of him at set of traffic lights in a bid to take him into custody.
But Devers decided to speed away through a red light and bumped into the motors, which were sitting yards in front of him.
Police then gave chase, prompting Devers to stop and run from the vehicle – but he was caught shortly afterwards.
The story emerged during a hearing in which Devers, a prisoner of HMP Edinburgh, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance.
Depute fiscal Karon Rollo saidthat Devers was seen driving the van on August 8 in Logie Green Road, Leith Walk, Great Junction Street, North Junction Street and Admirality Street.
He had been seen speeding and driving while using a mobile phone.
Defence solicitor Vincent Belmonte said: “He offers no proper excuse for his behaviour.”