A reckless driver has admitted almost causing a major crash after speeding away from police and veering into the oncoming traffic in his getaway. Brendon Reeves, 42, pleaded guilty to reckless driving after he was pulled over by police for speeding along Vasse Highway, near Nannup, at 2.40pm on May 12. After being stopped, police intended to search his vehicle after becoming suspicious of Reeves’ behaviour. But before the search could begin, Reeves quickly ran back to his car, jumped in the driver’s seat and sped away, narrowly avoiding hitting the officers standing by his Holden Berlina. In his attempt to flee police, Reeves drove along the opposite lane and into oncoming traffic which included a road train. The truck driver was forced to slam on his brakes and narrowly avoided smashing into Reeves, who darted back into the correct lane as he evaded police. The court heard Reeves turned himself in the next day after feeling “quite distraught” about driving away from the police in the manner he did. Magistrate Michelle Pontifex asked Reeves why he did what he did and endangered the lives of himself, the police officers at the scene, the truck driver and the other people driving close to him. Opting not to have a public defender, Reeves admitted before the court to “going through a hard time in my life at the moment.” With Reeves lacking stable employment and accommodation, Ms Pontifex chose to lessen the sentencing but did reinforce to Reeves this incident of reckless driving was “very serious at the top end of that charge” and could easily have led to prison time. Reeves was handed a $2500 fine and a nine-month driving ban.