A MAN who was arrested by police after reports about nuisance vehicle in Southminster has been disqualified for two years.

Daniel Baron, 31, of High Street, Southminster, appeared at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Baron was arrested after Essex Police received reports of a vehicle being driven recklessly in Southminster on June 4.

Following complaints, officers were dispatched to the scene, where after a short search the vehicle in question was located on Coombe Road.

A spokesman for the police said: "At around 7.10pm on Monday June 4, we received complaints from members of the public about a Baron’s driving.

"We located the vehicle in Coombe Road and Baron had gone into a nearby shop.

"When we attempted to talk to Baron, he ran off, threw a set of keys in a nearby garden and was detained.

"In custody he refused to provide his details or provide a sample of blood for analysis following concerns he had driven under the influence.

"His vehicle was found in a poor state of repair with officers able to push the vehicle even when it had the handbrake on."

Appearing at court on Wednesday, Baron admitted failing to provide a specimen for analysis, driving without a licence, MOT and insurance, driving a vehicle with equipment likely to cause danger of injury, failing to stop or provide details to officers, failing to notify the DVLA of a new keeper of a vehicle and obstructing an officer.

He banned from driving for 24 months and ordered to complete 160 hours of unpaid work. Baron was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and £85 victim surcharge.

Baron's licence has since been endorsed, meaning all points he retained will remain on his license for up to 11 years.