A teenage P-plater whose short record on the road includes convictions for multiple drug driving offences has pleaded guilty to more driving charges in court.
Jackson James Coker-Gough, 19, was caught speeding on the Tasman Highway at Nunamara on October 28 last year.
After the Red Hills resident was estimated to be travelling at 114km/h in a 100km/h zone, a police officer on a motorcycle pulled Coker-Gough up.
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After he told the officer he didn't have a licence or any form of identification, Coker-Gough sped off.
The police officer activated emergency signals and told Coker-Gough to stop, but the young driver yelled and told the police officer to get out of the way. To avoid being caught, Coker-Gough reached speeds of up to 130km/h.
The pursuit was terminated and Coker-Gough later handed himself in to Deloraine police. He admitted he was disqualified from driving and feared he would go to jail.
Coker-Gough said he was unaware that he was speeding.
In Launceston Magistrates Court on Friday he pleaded guilty to single counts of evading police in aggravated circumstances, exceeding the speed limit and driving while disqualified.
Coker-Gough's lawyer Lucy Flanagan told the caught her client was not meant to be on the road until December this year.
Ms Flanagan said Coker-Gough was previously a recreational cannabis smoker, but Magistrate Sharon Cure questioned the description.
The Magistrate said it sounded more like Coker-Gough was a regular drug user, but Ms Flanagan said that was no longer the case.
"He's not proud of his behaviour at all," Ms Flanagan said.
The court heard Coker-Gough had previously been caught driving under the influence of cannabis four times.
He also lost control of a car after it entered a roundabout on the wrong side of the road and caused motorists to take evasive action. entering a roundabout on the wrong side of the road.
Magistrate Cure ordered a pre-sentence report and set March 19 as the sentencing date.