A motorist is to appear before Swansea Crown Court for sentencing after driving his car through Holyland Road, Pembroke, with a police officer hanging on to the car door.
Anthony Young, 53, was spotted driving his white Volkswagon Caddy through the town on March 19. Officers became concerned about his manner of driving and requested the vehicle to stop.
He temporarily pulled over at the side of the road and one of the officers opened the driver’s door to speak to Young.
“But the car drove off while the officer was still holding on to the vehicle,” Sian Vaughan told Haverfordwest magistrates earlier this week.
“He then drove down a street that had a dead end, so the officers were eventually able to stop it.”
Young, of Lyndhurst Avenue, Newport, Gwent, was subsequently arrested and taken to a police custody suite where he was asked to provide intoximeter tests. These confirmed that he had 53 mcg of alcohol in 100 ml of breath. The legal limit is 35.
Young entered guilty pleas to drink-driving, of failing to stop when required to do so by a police officer and of driving dangerously.
Following a request by the Crown Prosecution Service, Haverfordwest magistrates declined jurisdiction and Young was sent to Swansea Crown Court, where sentencing will take place on April 25.
He was released on unconditional bail. Magistrates imposed an interim disqualification, which prevents Young from driving, pending his sentence later this month.