AN MOT tester could lose his job after being caught drink driving and refusing to pull over, resulting in a police chase.

Police described being passed by a Volkswagen Passatt, driven by Luke Ayres, travelling at speeds in excess of 100mph and running through red lights.

The 33-year-old initially refused to pull in, meaning the officers were forced to chase him for several minutes, going passed the Chateau Impney Hotel and towards Droitwich town centre.

Sarah Jones, prosecuting, said officers out on patrol were driving northbound on the A38 towards the M5 junction when they were passed by the Passatt going the other way “travelling at a fair speed”.

Turning around, the officers followed Ayres passed the Chateau Impney, before he turned left onto Worcester Road.

By this point, Ayres is believed to have been driving over 100mph and ran several red lights – ignoring the blue lights and siren.

Ms Jones said, according to the officers, “it was obvious by the manner of the driving” that the defendant had been drinking.

However, having taken another turn off, police found Ayres had pulled in near to a pub and was standing next to his car “holding his hands up”.

The defendant, of Simon Road, Birmingham, failed a roadside breath test and later gave a reading of 51 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath at the police station.

Representing himself at Worcester Magistrates Court on October 11, Ayres said he did not know if he would lose his job if he was disqualified from driving.

“There’s a possibility,” he said and when asked if he’d told his employer about the offence, responded: “I haven’t, as yet.”

The court heard that another MOT tester had recently been in court and disqualified but had kept his job.

Ayres did not have an explanation for his actions, when asked by chair of the bench Richard Poppleton.

He was disqualified for 12 months and fined £290 for the drink drive offence and a further £193 for failing to stop.

He was also ordered to pay a total of £165 in other costs.