A drunk man decided to shoot into a crowded pub after bouncers told him he was not allowed in.
A shocking video showed Lee Embley, 42, firing his Colt.41 double action revolver at Harborne Stores pub on the High Street in Birmingham, at 9.05pm on January 23.
The bullet ended up in an upstairs bedroom where a family with children sometimes slept, but on this occasion no-one was hurt.
Embley then led officers on a high speed car chase, with him hitting 80mph, after they tried to stop his car.
He eventually crashed on Alwold Road, Weoley Castle, and was detained by armed police officers.
A policeman can be seen pointing a gun at him in the CCTV footage and shouting: ‘Out! police, open the door, open the door, hands in the air, hands in the air. Down on the floor.’
Embley’s gun was also shown lying on the floor next to him.
He later told police he had drunk eight cans of strong cider and eight double brandies before firing his weapon.
Embley, of no fixed address, admitted nine charges for firearms and ammunition offences as well as dangerous driving and was jailed for a total of nine years at Birmingham Crown Court.
He was also banned from driving for six years.
Detective Constable Ian Leech, of West Midlands Police, said: ‘This was a completely reckless shooting which could easily have resulted in the death of an innocent bystander.
‘Embley then put further lives at risk by driving while massively over the limit and it is by luck rather than fortune that no one was seriously hurt or killed.
‘Thanks to the excellent police work by the two firearms officers who spotted the car and then put their lives on the line by confronting Embley, we have taken another weapon with the potential to kill off the streets.’