THIS is the moment a banned driver drove around a roundabout the wrong way and pushed another car off the road as he attempted to flee police.

On Friday, Declan Nisbeck-Jefferies, of Pontymister, was jailed for 12 months for dangerous driving.

The 22-year-old was handed a four month sentence – running concurrently – for driving whilst disqualified, possessing a controlled drug of Class B - cannabis, and failing to provide a specimen when required, and two months – running concurrently – for breaching a community order.

He was also banned from driving for four-and-a-half years.

Nisbeck-Jefferies was spotted driving the wrong way down the A472 between Maesycwmmer and Ystrad Mynach at around 9.20am on October 10.

Officers in an unmarked police attempted to pull him over as he made his way towards Nelson.

The defendant led police on a six-minute pursuit, during which he forced a Volvo off the road after clipping it.

In a last ditch attempt to escape, he jumped from his car, leaving it to roll into a parked car, and tried to hide down an alleyway.

Officers later found him hiding behind a hot tub in a garden backing onto the alley, smelling of alcohol and with two small packages of cannabis on him.


Tom Roberts, prosecuting, told Cardiff Crown Court that the defendant had been banned from driving for a year in 2020, and then again for three-and-a-half years in August this year for offences on the same stretch of road.

“He is still immature and this was a case that included immaturity,” said Jeffrey Jones, mitigating. “There was a lack of consequential thinking.

“He fully takes responsibility. There is some shame.”

South Wales Argus: Declan Nisbeck-Jefferies was jailed for dangerous driving in Caerphilly. Picture: Gwent Police.Declan Nisbeck-Jefferies was jailed for dangerous driving in Caerphilly. Picture: Gwent Police.

Sentencing the defendant, Recorder IWL Jones said “I am told you want one last chance. The court has given you a chance over and over.

“You had been disqualified for a long time. You should not have been anywhere near a car.

“They are a lethal weapon if they are driven dangerously.

“I’ve seen the footage, parts of it are frightening. Parts of it amounted to nothing short of bullying [other road users].

“I would most certainly not be doing my job if I did not impose a prison sentence on you today.”