A Monifieth teenager led police on a high-speed pursuit through various Dundee streets with a 14-year-old passenger in the rear of the car.
Adam Gall, 18, of Fotheringham Drive, drove round corners in residential streets in excess of 50mph, failing to stop or give way at junctions, and failing to stop when police indicated for him to do so until he was penned in by two police cars.
Fiscal depute Marie Irvine told the court that officers were stopped at traffic lights in Victoria Road behind the accused’s vehicle.
She said Gall moved off at speed with his wheels spinning while the traffic lights were still at red.
As he reached the junction with Dens Road, police activated their blue lights and siren but he was lost to view when he turned into Dens Road.
He was seen to turn into Main Street and then led the officers on a high-speed chase, travelling at more than 50mph along Caldrum Street and Thistle Street, before heading down Mains Road, back on to Dens Road and left into Canning Street, where he was met by an oncoming police car.
Gall tried to do a three-point turn but he was stuck as a police car was immediately behind him.
He was removed from the vehicle and it was discovered there was a 14-year-old youth in the rear of the car, the fiscal said.
Solicitor John Boyle, who said Gall had been given a loan of the car by a friend, said: “It was an isolated incident.
“He saw the police officers and when they indicated to him to stop he panicked.”
Gall had sentence deferred by Sheriff John Rafferty for reports and a restriction of liberty assessment, and he was ordered to appear again at court on December 6.