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Officer dragged along by speeding driver trying to evade police
A police officer was dragged along by a crazed driver who tried to evade arrest after being caught racing through the streets of Bridlington. Joseph Khan sped past police after they had stopped the other car he had been racing with at around 11.30pm on February 16, 2020. An officer caught up with Khan, who had a female passenger, in a nearby car park and gestured him to stop but Khan drove at the officer at speed and had to move out of the way to avoid being run over. Read more:Suspected drink driver in fatal crash with cyclist found bleeding in garden beside wrecked car Another officer tried to block Khan, 23, in but he reversed into the police car, causing slight damage, and sped off, Hull Crown Court heard on Monday. When he stopped once more, an officer tried to take away his keys but he drove off once more and dragged the officer along for a short distance. He was then spotted doing 70mph in a 20mph zone and failing to give way at any junctions, at one point mounting the kerb. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. The latest crime statistics for your area His car was eventually found abandoned in a car park. But Khan, of Kent Square, Bridlington, never learnt any lessons from that shocking episode and on January 8 this year he was driving at speed along the A164 near Driffield. At around 8pm he overtook a car just before a bend and was met by a vehicle coming the other way which had to swerve to avoid Khan. Khan then lost control of his BMW and ended up in a field. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now When arrested, he only told the officer it was icy and then told them he did not like the police. Khan appeared at court having previously admitted one count of dangerous driving and one of careless driving. David Godfrey, mitigating, told the court his client has been immature but is turning his life around. He said: “My client is rather immature and he acknowledges it was disgraceful driving. Your free Hull Courts newsletter We report from Hull's courts every week. So for the latest headlines and stories from Hull Crown and Magistrates Courts, subscribe to our free newsletter, sent out twice a week. It's free, easy and takes no time at all. Just click on this link to our newsletter sign-up centre. “He is immature for a 23-year-old but his life has changed dramatically in the last few months. “He has managed to find full time work and his partner is expecting. “My client knows he has to grow up and change his attitude towards police officers. “He needs to be a man and support his family. If he is sent to prison then that will curtail his progress.