A man who stole his friend’s car and led police on a high speed chase has been jailed for 12 months.

John Peyto, 21, from Hampton Crescent, Gravesend drove the Audi A6 through Strood and onto the A2 towards Bexleyheath on October 7 last year.

He was spotted by police driving along the A2 in Rochester and he was pursued, when another police vehicle joined them but was subsequently rammed.

The vehicle then made off at speeds exceeding 120mph where he then collided with another vehicle and a bus before Peyto abandoned the car in Bexleyheath.

He was tracked down using Kent Police dogs and arrested, where he said ‘how’s my driving?’ Peyto was charged with dangerous driving, aggravated vehicle taking, driving with no insurance and failing to stop.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing and was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court on March 12 to 12 months in prison and was disqualified from driving for four years.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable David Preston said: "The driver of the car he hit was injured, thankfully not seriously but this could have been so much worse.

"He had very little regard for the public and road users, weaving in and out of the traffic and then tried to escape capture, even making sarcastic comments to the arresting officers.

"But he will now spend the next 12 months in prison, paying the price of his actions."