A MOTORIST who crashed his car into a Rowley Regis factory wall after being banned from the roads for dangerous driving has been jailed for 40 weeks.

Trevor Mills, aged 24, lost control of the Ford Mondeo, struck the wall in Dalton Road and both he and his girlfriend suffered minor injuries.

Mills, from Brierley Hill, had been banned from driving for four years after a police chase.

David Lees, prosecuting, told Wolverhampton Crown Court that Mills, who had admitted driving dangerously, without a licence or insurance in October 2012, had also been given a 42 week jail term suspended for two years.

Mills, of Montgomery Crescent, pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified, with no insurance or licence and breaching the suspended sentence.

Judge John Warner jailed him for eight weeks for the offences and a further 32 weeks for the breach.

Stephen Hamblett, defending, said Mills accepted he had been extremely foolish buying the car when he had been banned from the roads.