A painter and decorator — more than four times over the drink-drive limit — started a high-speed car chase with police whilst driving a work van.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard Murray Fotheringham, 32, sped through Dundee streets at more than 60mph as the police car followed with activated blue lights.
Fotheringham, of South Victoria Dock Road, then crashed the van into an Audi and ran off into a garden.
Police found an empty bottle of wine, three bottles of beer and four packets of porridge in the van.
Officers breathalysed Fotheringham and he gave a reading of four-and-a-half times the legal drink-drive limit.
Fiscal depute, Douglas Wiseman, said: “At 11.18pm on August 7, police were driving in a marked vehicle and saw the van being driven by the accused on Ladywell roundabout, turning into North Marketgait.
“Police followed the vehicle and put their lights on, indicating for the accused to stop. The accused drove off at speed and failed to slow down at the junction with Lochee Road.
Police struggled to keep up with the van, which was driving in excess of 60mph.”
Fotheringham then drove through a series of junctions and traffic lights without making any attempt to slow down or indicate, at Tullideph road, Ancrum Road, Logie Street, Lochee Road and Rankine Street.
The fiscal said: “Continuing at speeds of more than 60mph, the accused turned from Rankine Street, without indicating, and into Inverary Terrace, at which point he lost control and collided with an Audi.
“The collision caused the van to stop and the accused got out and ran off. He was traced by officers hiding within a garden and when spoken to his speech was slurred.
“The van was searched and the keys were found within the ignition and an empty wine bottle, three bottles of Becks beer and four tubs of porridge were found within the van.”
Fotheringham admitted one charge of dangerous driving and a second charge of driving with excess alcohol (100 mics) on August 7 at various roads in Dundee.
Sentence was deferred until November 2.