A BANNED driver had reached more than 130mph as he fled police on a dual carriageway – with a seven-year-old boy passenger in his car, a court heard.

Lucas Needham, 25, of Linden Avenue, Connah’s Quay, admitted dangerous driving in a Vauxhall Vectra on the A55 eastbound on Monday night.

He also pleaded guilty to driving while disqualified and uninsured and resisting police when he stopped near Holywell.

Magistrates at Llandudno were told at one stage he drove at speed, without lights, on a dark stretch of road.

Needham was under a suspended sentence, the court heard.

"He’s a man who routinely commits motoring offences, serious motoring offences,” prosecutor James Neary said.

Defence solicitor Huw Roberts said Needham was applying for bail but he was remanded in custody until June 13 for sentencing at Mold Crown Court.

Mr Neary said police had been waiting at Abergele for the Vectra after it left Llandudno.

The firearms unit officer accelerated up to 130mph but Needham failed to stop.

A traffic police officer was then sent in pursuit of the car which left the A55 at Caerwys.

Mr Neary said the car had reached 130-135mph in a 70mph limit on the A55.

“It’s a case that ought to be dealt with at the crown court,” Mr Neary said.

The court heard Needham made no comment to police questions about his behaviour.

Needham’s lawyer said: "Thankfully there was no collision, damage or injury.”