An uninsured teenage joyrider who smashed into a police car after failing to negotiate an Angus roundabout has been jailed for six months.
The Dundee 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, crashed into the marked car on the A92 near Arbroath last summer.
He appeared from custody at Forfar Sheriff Court, which heard the youth had received a recent 15-month term of detention for a number of driving offences and would be behind bars until December.
The teenager previously admitted driving dangerously on the A92 on July 6, driving at excessive speed, failing to negotiate the Elliot roundabout, driving on the wrong side of the dual carriageway in the face of oncoming vehicles and forcing motorists to take evasive action
He failed to give way at road markings, colliding with the police car and causing damage to both vehicles, as well as having no insurance at the time.
Not guilty pleas of driving without insurance and failing to stop for uniformed Road Policing Unit officers were accepted by the Crown.
The court previously heard the teenager described as “out of control” in relation to his behaviour.
Prior to detention being imposed the youth had also been the subject of a 7pm to 7am curfew.
Defence solicitor Billy Rennie said: “He is 17 and the 15 months imposed at Dundee is his first sentence.
“He’s a young man with driving issues and it has all come home to roost for him.”
Sheriff Gregor Murray said that in light of the Dundee sentence he would take a “realistic view” in imposing a six-month sentence.
He also banned the teenager for four years and ordered him to resit an extended driving test.