Birmingham England Jan 12 2018 A security guard drove at four times the speed limit during a police chase through Birmingham before “parking” outside Kings Heath police station.
Mohammed Sakib, who had been drinking and had taken cocaine, then tried to flee but was detained by officers.
Anthony Cartin, defending, said:“Somewhat oddly he drove to Kings Heath police station and parked in the driveway.”
Police first spotted the 22-year-old at around 2.30am in Edgbaston Road near the cricket ground on July 28 last year driving a Ford Fiesta.
“They described making eye contact with the driver who then revved the engine while spinning backwards to get away from the police car,” said Sally Cairns, prosecuting at Birmingham Crown Court.
The defendant then made off crossing a give way line without stopping in Cannon Hill Road.
He then drove into Edward Road, increasing his speed to 50mph and failing to stop at another junction, the court heard.
Sakib then “aggressively” overtook another car before driving at 80mph on Queensbridge Road which had a 20mph limit and then going through a red light.
“He then went on to Kings Heath High Street narrowly missing colliding with a council tipper truck with its yellow light flashing,” added Miss Cairns.
“He then skidded into the entrance of Kings Heath police station, mounted the pavement and exited the car.”
He was caught but a passenger managed to get away, the court heard.
Miss Cairns said the pursuit lasted for about four minutes and that Sakib later tested positive for cocaine.
He later told police he had panicked because he only had a provisional licence.
Sakib of Durban Road, Smethwick, who had previously admitted dangerous driving, having no insurance and driving while over the drugs limit, was jailed for 12 months and banned from the roads for two years.
Recorder Dean Kershaw said “The risk of someone stepping out on that road and you being unable to stop in time does not need me to explain.
“You drove on the wrong side of the road approaching a right hand bend.
“You could easily have killed yourself and your passenger.”
Anthony Cartin, defending, said the roads were relatively clear at the time and that it was not particularly built up.
He said Sakib, who provided security at events, was naive and did not always appreciate the consequences of his actions.