A MAN who drove erratically to escape police after collecting cannabis from a Bromsgrove dealer has been given a community order.

Peter McCurry, 31, from Cornyx Lane, Solihull, was arrested in The Grove, Rubery, on February 25 when an ounce of cannabis, with a street value of £100, was found in his car.

Richard Gibbs, prosecuting, said he had been spurred on by his passenger, another cannabis customer, and overtook on the wrong side of the road and went through a red light to escape police attention.

McCurry pleaded guilty at Worcester Crown Court to dangerous driving and possessing cannabis.

David Munro, defending McCurry, said he was hardworking but would lose his job as a supermarket cleaner if he could not drive. He felt wretched because of his driving and had got out of the car and given himself up to police when he realised they were chasing him.

McCurry was given a one year community order and ordered to do 100 hours unpaid work. He was disqualified from driving for a year and ordered to pay £60 victim surcharge.