A teenager who drove dangerously in a car park and struck a police car after losing control of his vehicle had sentence deferred.
Lewis Raitt, 18, of Brackens Road, drove along a footpath and collided with a metal barrier before smashing into the police car, Dundee Sheriff Court heard.
Police had signalled for him to stop after spotting him driving in darkness without lights in Wickes car park on Milton of Craigie Road North. Fiscal depute Laura Bruce told the court the officers were on patrol at the car park at 11.30pm and spotted a car being driven without lights.
“Because of that they positioned their vehicle towards the pavement to signal him to stop,” she said.
“At that point he accelerated and the vehicle then collided with the pedestrian handrail barrier and caused the car to rotate anti-clockwise and struck the police vehicle.”
Solicitor David Duncan said: “He had been at the remembrance of a friend who had passed away and was in the area at the time.
“Apart from that he has no explanation. He panicked when he saw the police and he made a bad situation worse.”
Raitt admitted that he committed the offence on June 15, while on bail.
He also admitted driving without a licence.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael deferred sentence until August 23 for reports and a restriction of liberty order assessment.