Angus teen faces rap for dangerous driving rampage

Dundee Sheriff Court
Dundee Sheriff Court

An Angus teenager allegedly stole a people carrier before going on a dangerous driving rampage through residential streets and causing a smash with parked cars.

The boy, from Montrose, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have stolen a Ford Galaxy in Arbroath on September 30 last year.

He is then said to have driven it dangerously through the Douglas and Fintry areas of Dundee.

He appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court today.

Prosecutors say over the course of a lengthy joyride he drove in an erratic manner, repeatedly hit the kerb, mounted the central reservation, drove the wrong way on the opposing carriageway, went round a roundabout the wrong way and then smashed into a parked car.

The boy, who was 16 at the time and has since turned 17, is also said to have failed to stop when required to do so by constables Paul Haigh, Jamie Hays and Rory Fairbairn.

A final charge alleges that having crashed in Dundeeā€™s Fountainbleu Drive he failed to report the accident within 24 hours.

The teenager denied charges of theft, dangerous driving, failing to stop when required to do so and failing to report an accident.

Sheriff Alistair Carmichael set a trial date in May and ordered the teen to appear at a pre-trial hearing in April.