Driver hit 90mph in car chase

A SPEEDING car driver led police officers on a 90mph chase. 

Ehsan Adil, 24, of Leeds Old Road, Heckmondwike, was handed an 18-week suspended jail sentence at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court after he admitted a charge of dangerous driving.

The court heard that Adil, who took cannabis daily as well as steroids to bulk up his frame, ignored traffic lights and drove the wrong way down a dual carriageway during the incident on July 18.

Police noticed Adil as he drove along Oxford Road in Dewsbury at 3am because he appeared to be hiding his face.

They followed the black Ford Focus as it reached speeds of 90mph through Gomersal and Heckmondwike.

The car’s rear tyres burst and it ended up on the wrong side of the road and was abandoned with the engine still running.

Cannabis was found stashed in the centre console and Adil was discovered hiding under a lorry in an industrial area off Watergate Road, Dewsbury,

Adil also pleaded guilty to possession of class B drug cannabis and class C anabolic steroids.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court bench chairman Graham Lee said: “You could have killed someone. You went through three sets of red traffic lights and the wrong way down a dual carriageway chased by police.”

As well as the suspended jail term, he was also banned from driving for 15 months and ordered to complete 150 hours’ unpaid work.

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