A DISQUALIFIED driver, who drew the attention of a police helicopter in a car chase through Weston-super-Mare earlier this week, will be sentenced next month.

Zachary Williams, 28, was arrested after a pursuit on Friday, November 24 that began at about 5.40pm.

Officers on a mobile patrol in Winterstoke Road saw Williams at the wheel of a black Citroen C2 which was suspected of being stolen.

He showed no sign of stopping for police, so was tracked on road by officers and in the sky with assistance from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter.

After 20 minutes of being pursued by law enforcement, Williams stopped the car in a residential street in Milton, and attempted to avoid arrest by hiding in a private garden.

The man, of Caerphilly, was charged with dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified, driving with no insurance, and failure to provide a specimen for analysis.

He appeared at North Somerset Courthouse on Monday November 27, where he pleaded guilty to all four offences.

Williams was remanded and will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court on Tuesday 12 December.

PC Marcus Cookson said: “Williams travelled at excessive speeds during rush-hour across large parts of Weston-super-Mare, including the seafront, in an effort to avoid arrest.

“Between pursuit-trained officers on the ground and NPAS’ skilled pilots, he was unsuccessful and will be sentenced in a couple of weeks’ time after an efficient investigation.

“It is pleasing to get another reckless motorist off the roads, especially as it coincided with Road Safety Week in which we have sought to raise awareness of dangerous driving.”