A BARNSLEY man who drove the wrong way on the M1 whilst high on ketamine has been jailed.

Daniel Thorpe, 29, of Novara Close, was almost five times over the legal limit for ketamine when the police found him on October 16.

He had stopped at a BP garage in Wakefield at around 5.40pm and, after leaving without paying, he was seen on the M1 northbound between junction 38 and 39 driving erratically.

He was later seen heading southwards on the northbound carriageway - he collided with a barrier on the grass verge of the hard shoulder and then ran.

He was later found by a police helicopter and taken to hospital where he was found to have 94 micrograms of ketamine per litre of blood - the legal limit is 20mcgs.

At Leeds Crown Court he admitted making off without payment, dangerous driving and driving while over the limit for drugs.

Thorpe was subsequently jailed for 16 months and banned from driving for 68 months.