A man put the lives of patients and visitors at risk as he sped through a hospital car par, a court heard.
James Ramsden was tailed by police after he was spotted speeding on the A62 Leeds Road from Birstall just before 2am on April 19.
The 27-year-old broke the speed limit, drove on the wrong side of the road and ignored red traffic lights before driving into the grounds of Dewsbury and District Hospital. A police helicopter was called to help officers catch him after he abandoned his Skoda Octavia.
Ramsden, of Quarry View, Dewsbury, was caught a short distance from the grounds.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, told Huddersfield Magistrates Court: “There were a number of vehicles and people around at the time. He was a danger to the public.”
Ramsden admitted charges of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance last Friday.
Magistrates heard that he committed the offences while on prison licence.
In September 2011 he received a prison sentence following a dangerous driving conviction.
Ramsden was remanded until May 24 when he will be committed to crown court for sentence.