A LOUT banned from driving for life who went on a drug-fuelled police chase has been jailed for 26 months.

David Wright drove on the rims of his car during the pursuit in Easterhouse in September 2018.

Wright, 36, swerved down a grass embankment and pedestrian steps before crashing into a lamp post.

The father-of-three later told police he had taken five different drugs.

He told officers he was also ­“disqualified from driving for life.”

Wright pleaded guilty yesterday at Glasgow Sheriff Court to dangerous driving, drink driving and driving while disqualified.

He also admitted acting in a threatening or abusive manner en route to a police station.

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Wright was also disqualified from driving for eight years by Sheriff John McCormick. who told him: “Driving, while having been disqualified for life as a result of earlier offences, is extremely serious especially when under the ­influence of drugs.

“You have not only driven ­dangerously, but also avoided ­police officers.”

The court heard members of the public reported a car “driving on its rims” to police.

Officers later caught up with the vehicle driven by Wright.

Prosecutor Chris Farrell said: “He immediately drove off and turned into Balado Road and he was pursued. In an attempted ­effort to avoid police, he drove down a grass embankment and down ­pedestrian steps. He was in control of the vehicle which struck a lamp post bringing the vehicle to a halt.”

The driver became “abusive” ­after being arrested by officers.

Wright shouted: “F**k you, I don’t give a f**k I’m disqualified for life anyway you cretin. How can you sleep after you have taken me away from my nine-month-old wean?

I would love to kick your head in.”

Wright passed an alcohol test at the police station but later admitted taking valium, heroin, cannabis, hydrocodone and tramadol in his system.

He was then charged and replied: “So f**k, I was driving, I don’t give a f**k, I’m disqualified for life ­anyway.”

Lawyer, John Coogan, defending, told the court that Wright’s life was “spiralling out of control” at the time. He added: “He has no recollection of the offences due to what he had ingested.”