A teenager faces sentencing after being responsible for what police described as “one of the worst driving displays ever seen”.
Usman Saleem, 19, pleaded guilty to a charge of dangerous driving when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
The incident happened at just after 2am on September 15 in the Salendine Nook area.
Vanessa Jones, prosecuting, said police were in an unmarked vehicle travelling along New Hey Road in the direction of Huddersfield .
She told magistrates: “They saw a car headlights in the rear mirror and it seemed to be coming at speed towards them.
“As they passed the YMCA sports ground the vehicle was very close to the bumper.”
Magistrates heard that the police car slowed but the Ford Focus - a mobility car belonging to a relative - remained feet away from the bumper.
As they approached the junction with Moor Hill Road, Saleem overtook the officers on a solid white line.
Mrs Jones said: “He was on the wrong side of the road for half a mile and accelerated to speeds of up to 60 mph.
The prosecutor said that the officers had to pursue Saleem at speed in order to stop him.
She added that one of the officers in the vehicle described the teenager’s driving as “one of the worst examples of driving he had seen in 28 years”.
Mrs Jones asked magistrates to send the case to crown court.
But his solicitor Ian Whitely persuaded the bench to retain jurisdiction.
He argued that the incident didn’t display the usual features of dangerous driving such as running red lights and the use of the police helicopter to find the perpetrator.
Magistrates told Saleem, of Thornton Lodge Road, that he will be sentenced on October 1.
Unconditional bail was granted.