A MOTORIST sped away from police while he was being questioned at the roadside, claiming he did not know they were officers.
Dean Walton, who was pulled over on Richmond Road, Olton, for his standard of driving, drove off after one of the officers said he was going to search the car for drugs.
Walton, who appeared at Solihull Magistrates Court on Monday, said he did not know the man was a police officer because he was in an unmarked car. Baljinder Kaur, prosecuting, said: “Officers on patrol at around 10.15pm became aware of the defendant’s vehicle and the way it was being driven.
“The defendant started to rev the car and made off after the officer said he would be searching the car for drugs.
“[Walton] was eventually arrested on November 1.”
The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention and obstructing a constable.
The defendant, of College Road, Moseley, told magistrates: “It was an unmarked car and I didn’t know it was an officer. I panicked and drove off.
“I was stopped a second time and I didn’t run off. I actually took the particular officer into my property and showed him round.”
Walton was give three points on his licence, fined £75 and told to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.