A MAN who has persistently driven without insurance and failed to attend court, sped off from police at 100mph on a Worcestershire road, a court was told.

Alan Johnson was due to appear at Worcester Magistrates Court to face three separate charges of driving without insurance, using a vehicle without an MOT certificate and driving without due care and attention.

The 58-year-old, of Cleeve Prior Caravan Site, near Evesham, was also charged with failing to produce an insurance and MOT certificates when required by police.

A total of seven offences were proved in Johnson’s absence as he failed to attend court.

On Wednesday, April 6, Johnson was seen by police driving a black BMW on the A46 near Twyford services.

Emma Lile, prosecuting, said officers put blue flashing lights on and began a pursuit. She said: “The BMW sped off at speeds in excess of 60mph.

“It was more powerful than the marked police vehicle.

“At one point, the police car was travelling at 95mph and the BMW was still pulling away.

“It then overtook a line of four cars.

“He eventually slowed down and came to a stop.

“When asked by officers what he was doing, Johnson said he was ‘just testing the BMW out’.

“He had no insurance and the vehicle was seized.”

On Saturday, December 18, last year, Johnson was caught driving a Renault Megane in Alcester with no insurance.

He was then stopped by police driving a Peugeot 306 in Evesham Road, Cleeve Prior, with no insurance and failed to provide documents when required by police.

Ms Lile said to the bench of magistrates: “I imagine you will want to see him in court.”

A summons has now been sent to Johnson informing him that he has been convicted in his absence and that he needs to attend court for sentencing on Thursday, September 1.