A SERIAL road offender who failed to stop for police and drove dangerously on several roads in Midlothian has been jailed.

Steven Cull was pursued by police officers on roads in Mayfield after he refused to pull over for them when required to do so in June.

Cull, 22, drove his vehicle at excessive speeds for the prevailing road conditions and travelled onto the opposite carriageway.

He then overtook a number of vehicles at speed and caused a vehicle to take evasive action to avoid a collision with him.

Cull, whose last known address was Lammermuir Crescent, Dunbar, also failed to comply with a give-way junction during his erratic course of driving on June 2.

After eventually being stopped by police, it was found that Cull was already serving a road ban and had no valid insurance for the vehicle.

He appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Tuesday, where he pleaded guilty to four charges including dangerous driving, failing to stop for police officers, and driving while disqualified and with no insurance.

He also had not guilty pleas accepted by the Crown to a further five offences.

Sheriff Douglas Keir deferred sentence for reports to later this year and remanded Cull in custody.

Cull was previously banned from driving last year after he admitted losing control of a tractor and spilling a load of potatoes on the A1 at Thistly Cross Roundabout, near Dunbar. The court heard that Cull was already disqualified from driving at the time he crashed the tractor and was issued with an 18-month road ban and placed on a supervision order.