A hazard driver who twice led police on high-speed pursuits by means of Angus cities has been jailed for his “completely outrageous” behaviour behind the wheel.
Jordan Ferguson compelled one feminine police officer to dodge clear as he reversed in direction of her in an Arbroath dead-end avenue.
Simply two months earlier, he had careered by means of a pink gentle after topping 60 miles per hour throughout a Brechin chase which police backed out of as a result of it was so harmful.
Jailing Ferguson for ten months, a sheriff instructed the 20-year-old he was fortunate not have killed somebody within the “terribly harmful” incidents.
Ferguson, of Nursery Park, Brechin appeared from custody at Forfar on Thursday.
He has been on remand for 2 months over the offences.
Ferguson beforehand admitted driving dangerously on August 13 in Brechin and with out a licence or insurance coverage.
He additionally pleaded responsible to driving dangerously on a number of Arbroath streets on October 14, reversing whereas a police officer was behind his automobile, additionally with out insurance coverage or a licence.
Ferguson hit greater than 60mph on Brechin streets
Depute fiscal Jill Drummond mentioned the Brechin incident occurred round 10pm when police noticed Ferguson behind the wheel.
They activated blue lights however he sped off.
“The police automobile was studying 50mph however the accused was accelerating away and doing in extra of 60mph,” mentioned the fiscal.
“Approaching site visitors lights at Brechin bridge they had been clearly pink.
“He confirmed no indicators of stopping and took a left flip with no change of velocity,” added Ms Drummond.
Police known as off the chase after they noticed Ferguson take a blind bend at excessive velocity on the incorrect facet of the highway.
“Officers deemed it not protected to proceed the pursuit,” she mentioned.
The Arbroath offence came about at 1.45pm after Ferguson was noticed with two passengers in his automobile.
Police activated blue lights and one of many passengers later mentioned the accused had then mentioned: “I’m not getting ******* caught.”
The court docket heard the streets had been busy with parked vehicles and a “vital quantity” of pedestrians.
Ferguson didn’t cease and at one level slammed on his brakes in what officers believed was an try and trigger them to crash.
He reached a useless finish in Dishlandtown Avenue, however mounted the pavement in reverse to efficiently evade police.
PC Samantha McDonald was behind his automobile on the time and needed to take evasive motion to keep away from being hit.
Accused topic to seven neighborhood payback orders
Ferguson is at present on seven neighborhood payback orders with 230 hours of unpaid work excellent.
Defence solicitor Nick Markowski mentioned: “He had been making an attempt to make use of his time positively by shopping for low worth vehicles and doing them up in the course of the pandemic.”
Sheriff Derek Reekie instructed the accused: “You drove in an awfully harmful method in each circumstances.
“The quantity or dangers you took was completely outrageous.
“You place different drivers, pedestrians, your passengers and your self in peril.
“It’s lucky no-one was injured or killed, all compounded by the actual fact you had no licence or insurance coverage.
“You’re solely 20-years-old and have been a persistent offender because you had been 16.
“I’m left with no acceptable different to a custodial sentence.”
Ferguson was additionally disqualified for 30 months and should sit an prolonged check earlier than getting his licence again.