An uninsured motorcyclist goaded police to chase him as he drove dangerously around Johnston.

Mitchell Feneck, of Glebelands, Johnston, pleaded guilty to nine offences when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, January 8.

Feneck, 20, admitted three charges of dangerous driving, two of failing to stop, using a vehicle without third-party insurance, otherwise than in accordance with a licence, without a rear registration plate, and failing to comply with an off-road notification.

Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones said: “The defendant seems to have spent three days trying to goad police officers into chasing him.

“There were not, thankfully, any high-speed pursuits.”

The court heard that police officers saw Feneck riding his Kawasaki Ninja through Johnston at 8.20pm on September 22.

Mr Pritchard-Jones said: “He slowed down and appeared to brake sharply as he passed them and gave them the finger.

“They did drive after him for a short distance, but did not continue with the pursuit because they were not authorised to do so.”

There was a similar incident the following day when Feneck was carrying a pillion, and he revved the bike hard and took the front wheel off the road, before turning onto a footpath.

On September 24 he slowed down and gestured to officers at 3.30pm before speeding away, and was seen to go through a red traffic light.

Feneck was finally stopped by officers on foot patrol on September 25, and stated: “OK, you finally got me then.”

He admitted to driving dangerously in interview, and the court heard that the bike had failed its MOT on ten points, had an unsecured seat, defective indicators and leaking shock absorbers.

Stuart John, defending, said: “This is a serious course of conduct over three days, during which the vehicle was plainly driven dangerously, and the vehicle does not appear to have been to road-worthy, which makes things worse.”

Mr John added that Feneck had purchased the bike intending to doing it up and passing his test.

The court heard that he was autistic, and his mother, who was his carer, had gone away for a few days when the offences took place.

“It’s a bizarre set of facts. In reality, when she left his behaviour very quickly spiralled out of control.”

Magistrates fined Feneck a total of £240. He will also pay £115 in costs and a surcharge.

Feneck will be sentenced for the dangerous driving and driving without insurance or licence offences at Swansea crown court, where he is due to appear on February 8. He was released on unconditional bail.