A drink driver has been jailed after a police chase in which he was said to be "all over the place".

Spencer Morris from Manchester was pursued by police in Wales and officers said it was "lucky no-one was killed" by his "reckless driving".

North Wales Police officers received reports that a VW Golf was being driven "all over the place" on the A55 between Rhuallt and Holywell at around 9.47am on August 8.

Officers tracked down the car in Gors Road in Towyn but when they tried to pull it over, Morris drove off, the Manchester Evening News reports.

A short pursuit followed, until Morris came to a stop just before 10am.

Morris, of Oldham Road was charged with various driving offences including drink driving and driving without insurance.

Appearing at Caernarfon Crown Court last week, Morris was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment, disqualified from driving for 3 years 6 months and ordered to take an extended re-test. He was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £156.

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PC Martin Done of the roads policing unit said: “Morris’s driving was reckless and completely irresponsible that morning and it was only by good fortune that no-one was seriously injured or killed.

“Choosing to drive when impaired by alcohol is dangerous and unacceptable. North Wales Police are committed to making the roads safer and have a robust strategy around enforcing the ‘Fatal 5’ offences which include drink driving.

"We are also about to begin our annual Christmas anti-drink and drug drive campaign and motorists who choose to drive whilst under the influence should know that we will be out waiting for them.

“Hopefully the sentence given to Morris will act as a warning to others that these actions are dangerous and have serious consequences.”