AN UNINSURED driver damaged several cars and a wall in Wrexham after taking cocaine, a court heard.

Patrick Gerard McDonagh accumulated the numerous driving offences over a 20 minute period in Rhos in February this year.

The 24-year-old, of Deacon Road in London, appeared before Mold Crown Court via video link from HMP Bullingdon - having already been jailed for other driving offences which occurred in March.

Karl Scholz, prosecuting, told the court McDonagh was driving a Toyota Avensis on Church Street on the day in question.

It was clear on CCTV footage that the car's front nearside tyre was completely flat.

He tried to turn into a side street but failed, and had to reverse before pulling onto Erw Gerrig heading towards Osborne Street.

Seen travelling partially on the pavement, he moved out to go around a parked car but struck another, causing damage and scratches.

He overshot the junction of Erw Gerrig and Osborne Street and attempted to turn right, but ended up on the opposite pavement between a parked car and a wall.

In reversing backwards, he then mounted the pavement on the other side of Osborne Street and attempted to turn, striking the front passenger side of another car.

But he didn't stop - he went on towards Market Street and struck another parked vehicle.

A resident who had become concerned followed McDonagh.

He caught up with him in Market Street in time to see him reversing and striking another vehicle.

McDonagh carried on up Market Street and turned into a car park, then turned around and collided with a metal barrier at the entrance.

The resident saw McDonagh get out of the vehicle and said his trousers were not done up, but were down his legs "revealing his bottom."

He was described as being "completely out of it under the influence of something."

The resident went to inform the police but when he returned a short while later McDonagh was gone.

He'd driven away and collided with a brick wall in Jones Street, knocking it down.

Police found McDonagh in the car on the far side of Hall Street.

Officers saw him try to make a turn into another road and collide with the base of a lamppost.

He then reversed into the police car before officers got the driver door open and took away the keys.

McDonagh's words were slurred and he had difficulty standing, the court heard.

He tested positive for cocaine at the roadside and was later confirmed to be more than four times over the limit.

The registered keeper of the car was untraceable.

Ani Yeghikian, defending, said: "The only mitigation I have is his credit for guilty plea."

Judge Rhys Rowlands told McDonagh: "You were affected clearly by the cocaine, which you had taken previously. "If this stood alone, it would call for a significant sentence - but it doesn't."

Judge Rowlands said as he'd already been sentenced for driving offences taking place after the Rhos ones, he had to ask himself how much more they would have amounted to in his original sentence.

For dangerous driving, McDonagh received eight months imprisonment consecutive to his current sentence and a normal disqualification of two years plus an extension period of 4 months.

No separate penalty was imposed for driving whilst disqualified, driving with excess drugs in his system, driving without insurance or obstructing a police officer.

He was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £122 upon his release.