A man faces jail after ramming armed police into the central reservation of a motorway during a high- speed chase.
Todd Walker took just six minutes to race eight-and-a-half-miles from Paddock onto the M62, Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard.
He admitted dangerous driving, using a vehicle without a licence, insurance or MOT certificate, failing to stop and possessing a class B drug.
Sending him to Leeds Crown Court for sentencing, District Judge Michael Fanning said: “(You) could have caused real loss of life to others as a result of your stupidity.
“The manner of your driving warrants a sentence of imprisonment well in excess of anything I can impose.”
Walker, 23, first came to the attention of police at 10pm on May 27.
The officers were on Market Street in Paddock when they saw Walker’s Mitsubishi running through a red light.
Walker, of Northfield Street, Westborough, Dewsbury, continued at speed.
He reached 70mph in 40mph zones as he headed onto Halifax Road in Edgerton.
Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said: “He was travelling on the wrong side of the carriageway, causing other vehicles to mount the kerb to avoid a head-on collision.
“He lost control at Ainley Top roundabout.
“There were armed response vehicles in this area and the vehicle (Walker’s) then rammed two police vehicles.”
An officer ran towards his car at this point but Walker reversed and drove onto the M62 eastbound between junctions 24 and 25.
Here Walker drove a speed of 120mph across three lanes, forcing one of the armed response vehicles chasing him into the central reservation by ramming it.
He was detained after leaving the vehicle and some cannabis was found in his possession.
Mr Bozman said: “Google maps suggests that the eight-and-a-half-mile route should have taken 22 minutes - it took six minutes.”
Andy Day, mitigating, said that the incident started when his client saw the blue flashing beacons of the police car and panicked.
He said: “He didn’t have a licence or other documentation.
“Everything went from there, he hadn’t intended to drive that way.”
Walker will be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on September 9.
Judge Fanning issued him with an interim driving ban.