A driver has been jailed after a crash saw a car collide into a house costing more than £48,000 worth of damages.

At about 3.10 am on July 16, 2020, police saw Zishan Ahmed driving at excess speed in Wexham Road, Slough.

The 22-year-old of Preston Road, Slough, pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving and one count of being above the prescribed alcohol limit for driving at Slough Magistrates’ Court on February 2.

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Thames Valley Police said they asked him to stop the car but he failed to do so, making off at speed through residential streets.

After turning into Knolton Way, Slough, Ahmed crashed into three parked cars and a house, causing damage worth more than £48,000.

Ahmen was given a suspended sentence of 24 months, sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment, 10 days rehabilitation and 100 hours of unpaid work for evading police.

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He was also banned from driving for 24 months and must take an extended driving test before being allowed to drive again.

A police investigation discovered Ahmed had reached speeds of more than 70mph on 30mph roads.

He had also failed to turn his lights on despite it being dark in the early hours of the morning.

Investigating officer PC Kevin Rodney, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “Ahmed had complete disregard for the safety of others and was intent on speeding away from police.

“It is only through sheer good fortune that no-one was injured by his reckless behaviour and the roads are now safer without him on them.

“Dangerous driving can have a devastating impact and we will continue to find and prosecute those who disobey the rules of the road.”