A DANGEROUS driver who committed his offence after being released from prison on licence is back behind bars.

Jamie Challis, 23, of Maesglas Avenue, Newport, has been jailed for 12 weeks.

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The defendant pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance on the city’s Southern Distributor Road (SDR) in a Ford Focus.

The offences took place on March 14.

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Newport Magistrates' Court heard how the matter was "aggravated by the defendant's record of previous offending".

Challis was banned from driving from 18 months and ordered to pay a £128 surcharge.