A DRUG driver from Bury has confessed to smashing a stolen car into three other vehicles before he was apprehended.

Daniel Raymond Clarke, 36, had been taking cocaine and cannabis before the incident on October 17 last year, Manchester and Salford magistrates were told.

Clarke took an Audi A3 and collided with a VW Passat, Peugeot 206, Toyota Auris and a VW Caddy during his reckless driving stint.

Clarke, of Palace Street, Pimhole, pleaded guilty to taking a motor vehicle without authority, driving without due care and attention in the Rochdale Road area of the town, having no driving licence and having no insurance.

He also admitted to driving in excess of the prescribed limits for cocaine and metabolites of cannabis, on the same occasion.

Clarke also entered a guilty plea to having an excess of benzoylecgonine, a cocaine compound, in his blood.

But due to the coronavirus crisis, during which only urgent cases are being sentenced by the courts, Clarke was not immediately dealt with by the court.

He was remanded on unconditional bail until June 18, though the court may notify him of a different date in due course.