A DRINK-DRIVER brandished a baton at police before he was Tasered and arrested.

Adam Faithfull was stopped by police in Crawley who suspected he was over the limit in a Range Rover.

The 37-year-old then sped off and led officers on a high-speed chase through Langley Green.

He went the wrong way around a roundabout, and when his vehicle eventually parked, he took out a baton from the boot and approached the police.

Footage showed the brute being Tasered by police before he was bundled to the floor.

At Brighton Magistrates’ Court Faithfull admitted dangerous driving, failing to stop, drink-driving, possessing an offensive weapon in public, and two counts of common assault against an emergency worker.

The Argus: Adam Faithfull drove a Range Rover dangerously while over the alcohol limitAdam Faithfull drove a Range Rover dangerously while over the alcohol limit

Martina Sherlock, prosecuting, said the mayhem unfolded on April 8 this year at 5.30pm.

When police asked him to step out of the vehicle he said: “No, sorry, I will not do that.”

He sped away along Langley Parade, Cherry Lane, Martyrs Avenue, and to the roundabout in Stagelands.

Police saw him perform a U-turn on the roundabout twice as Faithfull went the wrong way.

PC Michael Carty said the Range Rover eventually stopped at Langley Green, and said: “I could immediately see he was brandishing an extendable baton.

“He was pointing the tip at me in a threatening manner, and was within striking distance. I feared he would use the baton to smash the patrol car window and then attack me through the window.”

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At the police station Faithfull tested positive for 103 micrograms (mcg) of alcohol per 100 millilitres (ml) of breath. The legal limit is 35mcg of alcohol per 100ml of breath.

Ms Sherlock said: “The defendant showed a deliberate disregard for the safety of others.”

Lorraine Adams, defending, said her client has battled alcoholism and a gambling addiction.

He had been served with divorce papers from his wife just days before.

The Argus: Adam Faithfull was bundled to the floor and arrestedAdam Faithfull was bundled to the floor and arrested

She said her client “utterly regrets” his behaviour, but asked magistrates to impose a suspended sentence to allow him to tackle the issues he faces.

But magistrate Jo King said the crimes were so serious that only an immediate spell behind bars was justified.

Faithfull, of Rushetts Road, Crawley, was jailed for 12 weeks in total.

He was also banned from driving for two years and four months.