A DANGEROUS driver and suspected drug dealer will have to wait to learn his fate but has been warned he faces jail after breaching TWO suspended sentences.

Jack Evans, 21, of Ploughman's Court, Droitwich, was due to be sentenced for dangerous driving and drug driving at Worcester Crown Court on Friday.

The defendant had already admitted the offences at a hearing before magistrates in Worcester on December 21 last year.

However, his barrister, Jason Aris, asked that the case be adjourned to marry up with other charges he faces.

This adjournment was also sought to allow a full pre-sentence report to be prepared by the probation service. This report allows judges to get a more in-depth look at the background and personal circumstances of those who come before the courts before they pass sentence.

Mr Aris said: "Perhaps the second, more persuasive argument is this - your Honour knows that this defendant, in committing these two offences, is in breach of not one but two suspended sentence orders. The risk of custody is therefore somewhat greater."

Mr Aris also told the court his client had been interviewed by police in relation to possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. "He made full admission to the offence in police interview" he said.

He said he did not believe the matter had yet reached the Crown Prosecution Service in order to charge the defendant. He therefore argued that it might be 'sensible to wait' so that Evans could be sentenced to everything together rather than 'piecemeal'.

He told the court the defendant was 'only 21 years of age and has never been to custody before'.

The prosecutor, Stuart Clarkson, agreed with Mr Aris's submission.

"The only fly in the ointment is how long it's going to take this offence to be charged" said Judge Martin Jackson. He said the case needed to be dealt with 'sooner rather than later'.

The sentence was adjourned until February 19 this year. The judge said: "It should be understood by your client he should be under no illusions.

"If he has breached two suspended sentence orders his position is pretty precarious and there can only be one outcome."

Evans remains subject to an interim driving disqualification. He was warned by the judge that if he gets behind the wheel he could face up to six months in prison.