A driver sped away and almost hit two parking wardens after being given a ticket for parking on double yellow lines, a court was told.
Michael Dilworth had returned to his Vauxhall Astra in Dudley High Street to find the wardens printing a ticket and taking a picture of his vehicle.
Prosecuting, Miss Lynda Gudgeon told Dudley Magistrates Court said: “He gets into the vehicle and throws a two-year-old child into the passenger seat, starts the engine and drives away. Both officers said they had to jump out of the way as the vehicle quickly sped away.”
Miss Gudgeon said a nearby police officer saw the incident and stepped out in the road to stop Dilworth in the car.
She said: “The officer goes round the side window to get the keys out of the ignition – but the defendant then makes off away from the officer and drives in a dangerous manner to get away. Two police officers follow him and he is later arrested.”
Dilworth, aged 27, of Titford Road in Oldbury, had denied the charge of dangerous driving at a court hearing on June 21 but changed his plea on the day a trial was due to start.
He also admitted to driving with no licence and no insurance in connection with the incident on June 4.
Mr Charles Royle defending said: “Since the last court hearing, the prosecution has seen CCTV which shows the incident. We have viewed it with the defendant, we have advised him that what is on the CCTV does amount to dangerous driving and today he pleads guilty to that charge.”
Chairman of the bench, Mr Mohammed Iqval adjourned the case for sentencing on October 16. Dilworth given an interim driving ban and released on unconditional bail.