A MAN drove his BMW the wrong way around a roundabout in a busy town centre.
And Jhanzab Bashir was told that he could face jail after admitting charges of dangerous driving, possession of a class B drug and driving without insurance.
The 21-year-old appeared before Kirklees magistrates yesterday.
Alex Bozman told magistrates that all of the charges related to an incident in Dewsbury town centre on September 20.
He said that police had tried to stop Bashir’s car to speak to him as he drove along Mill Street West.
However Bashir, of Upper Road in Batley, sped away from the officers.
Mr Bozman said: “There was then a short pursuit in Dewsbury town centre.
“The BMW drove the wrong side of a traffic island and then the wrong way around a roundabout.
“Other road users had to take evasive action as the car went through a red light.”
Magistrates were told that Bashir stopped and fled from the car, before being caught by police a short time later.
Officers discovered two small bags of MCAT, a class B drug, in the abandoned vehicle.
Bashir said that he panicked after police stopped him as he had no insurance to drive the car.
He was described as being “thankful” that the only damage caused was to his own car.
Magistrates adjourned Bashir’s case until January 28 so that a full pre-sentence report can be prepared.
They warned him that he could face custody and banned him from driving in the interim.