A MAN has admitted to dangerous driving in court after speeding away from the police in Slough, only to crash and then pretend that he was a passenger.

At around 1.10 am on May 14, Hassan Khan, aged 22, from Leeds Road, Slough, was driving a white BMW on Stoke Poges Lane, Slough. As officers turned to follow the car he sped away, turning into Baylis Road where he crashed into a fence and a parked car.

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Khan then moved from the driver's seat into the rear passenger seat, claiming not to be the driver of the car when asked by Thames Valley Police officers.

Khan was charged on July 15, and on Thursday, August 26, he admitted to one count of careless driving, one count of driving without insurance, one count of failing to report a collision and one count of failing to nominate the driver in Slough Magistrates' Court.

He will be sentenced in the same court on September 24.

Slough Observer:

Investigating officer, PC Marcus, Audoin, of the Joint Operations Roads Policing Unit, said: “Khan made a conscious decision to drive that night without insurance.

"Then, when he saw police, he attempted to flee but clearly overestimated his driving abilities, immediately losing control and colliding into a fence and a parked car.

"He caused facial injuries to his passenger, destroyed the car that belonged to an NHS key worker, and damaged a fence belonging to a local business causing a great deal of distress to those effected.

"Thankfully nobody sustained more serious injuries.

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"Immediately after the incident, Khan casually lit a cigarette in the back seat whilst proclaiming his innocence, however he was later presented with insurmountable evidence in the form of CCTV and forensic evidence at court leading him to then enter a guilty plea.

"Thames Valley Police and in particular the Roads Policing unit will continue to work tirelessly to take dangerous drivers from our roads."