A STUDENT who almost ran over a police officer and was caught with £50,000 worth of drugs and a knuckleduster has been jailed.

Joshua Johnson, 27, was arrested on June 16 while driving his Lexus between Abingdon and Didcot on the A34.

Richard Jones, prosecuting, said he was spotted by police driving at between 80mph and 100mph and was pulled over.

An officer went to search the car’s boot when Johnson reversed towards him.

He said the police officer narrowly managed to get out of the way and the defendant crashed into a bollard.

Mr Jones said when the car was searched the officers found 220g of crack cocaine, 500g of cannabis, a knuckleduster and £1,000 cash.

Johnson, of Shadwell Drive, Northolt in Middlesex, admitted possessing cannabis, a Class B drug, and crack cocaine, a Class A drug, with intent to supply, possessing an offensive weapon and dangerous driving.

Katy Thorne, defending, said Johnson was a film studies student who had come into contact with “sinister influences”.

He was sentenced to five years and three months and told to pay a £120 victims’ surcharge.