Drink-driving dad-of-seven stole and crashed police car... all while in handcuffs

EDITORS NOTE: NUMBER PLATE PIXELATED BY PA PICTURE DESK Police at the scene in Ladywood, Birmingham where police in an unmarked car were shot at during an operation to crack down on gun crime.
EDITORS NOTE: NUMBER PLATE PIXELATED BY PA PICTURE DESK Police at the scene in Ladywood, Birmingham where police in an unmarked car were shot at during an operation to crack down on gun crime.

A drink-driving father of seven has been jailed for 16 months after he tried to flee from the scene in a police car while handcuffed - only to crash seconds later.

Sitting at Leicester Magistrates' Court, the city's crown court heard how Dominic O'Neill, 38, of Lincoln Street, Highfields, Leicester, was placed in the back of the police vehicle while officers dealt with passengers in his Vauxhall Zafira, which had been stopped for driving on false number plates.