A "PANICKED" motorist who drove 100 yards with a man on the bonnet of his Vauxhall Zafira has been banned from the roads for a year.

Sandor Dehos was driving in West Hill Road, Bournemouth on May 13 this year when he stopped to allow a party of men in a minibus to unload their vehicle.

One of the men then stood in the road in front of Dehos' car and put his hands on the bonnet.

Dehos moved the Zafira forward and the man "jumped" onto the bonnet before the car accelerated away. Dehos drove over a junction and "sharply" braked, causing his passenger to fall heavily from the bonnet onto the ground.

The man suffered bruising, a sprained ankle, cuts to his face and body and injuries to his mouth and wrist.

Dehos appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on Friday, November 10 to be sentenced after he admitted a single count of dangerous driving.

The court was shown CCTV of the defendant's car pulling away with his victim aboard.

Sean Sullivan, mitigating, said: "There comes a time when [the victim] moves onto the bonnet.

"Mr Dehos panicked."

The defendant, of Heybridge Avenue in Streatham, London, drove "some distance" before stopping, Mr Sullivan said.

Dehos was "attacked" by the victim's friends when he stopped the car, the court heard.

"It was only due to the fact that a police officer was close by that Mr Dehos didn't sustained significant injuries," Mr Sullivan said.

"He was not looking to be driving in a dangerous fashion.

"He was presented with a highly unusual situation and had to make a decision in a stressful context."

Dehos, 54, is of previous good character, with no other convictions, it was heard.

"He is extremely remorseful," Mr Sullivan said.

"He was in the very unusual situation of having someone on his bonnet."

Judge Brian Forster QC told the defendant: "You exposed [the victim] to considerable risk by driving with him on the bonnet.

"He could have fallen into the road at the junction. I have dealt with other cases where people have then been run over by another motorist."

However, the judge said Dehos had "panicked" during the "unusual" incident.

The defendant was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service in 12 months. He was also disqualified from driving for 12 months and must pay £200 in costs and a £85 victim surcharge.