A dangerous driver hit a police stinger at nearly 100mph at the end of a dramatic high speed chase through Tayside.
Robert Traynor careered off the road after leading police on a terrifying 24-mile pursuit down the M90 and A90.
He refused to stop for roadside traffic police who clocked his Renault Clio at speeds of 95mph.
Officers called for back-up as Traynor sped on towards Dundee, weaving in and out of traffic.
The car was eventually brought to a halt when it shredded its front tyres on a stringer device near Inchmichael.
Traynor, 24, of Charleston Drive, Dundee, appeared in the dock in Perth Sheriff Court and admitted driving dangerously on July 23, last year.
He also pled guilty to failing to stop for uniformed police at a speed check in Kinross-shire.
Fiscal depute Michael Sweeney told the court: “Police officers Andrew Pearson and Frank Shek were carrying out a speed check on the M90 northbound at the Gairneybridge junction.
“They observed a blue Renault Clio travelling at 95mph in the 70mph speed restriction.
“The police officers moved off and attempted to stop the vehicle at the Kinross junction.
“However, the car continued to drive at around about 90mph and didn’t react to the police.
“After the slip road, the officers switched off their blue lights and waited until there was another safe opportunity to try and stop the car as there was no hard shoulder on that part of the road.”
Call for back-up
Mr Sweeney said the Clio continued to speed down the motorway at between 90mph and 95mph.
“On the approach to junction eight, officers again signalled for the vehicle to stop but it continued to drive at speed.
“It quickly became apparent that the vehicle was not going to stop.”
Mr Sweeney said PCs Pearson and Shek called for back-up.
“They informed the control room and a pursuit was authorised.
“Other police units were sent to the area to assist.”
Traynor continued driving at high speed, weaving between both lanes of the dual carriageway.
Stinger device deployed
“A device was deployed by the police on the A90 at the Inchmichael interchange,” said Mr Sweeney.
“It successfully punctured the front tyres of the vehicle.
“This brought the car to a halt a short distance away from the A90.
“The accused was found to be the driver.
“He was taken away in handcuffs.”
Sheriff Gillian Wade deferred sentence until December 15.
Traynor has been banned from driving in the interim.
Meanwhile, an arrest warrant has been issued for co-accused Connor McLeod of St Mary’s Street, Dundee, who prosecutors say was a passenger in the car at the time.
He faces allegations of being concerned in the supply of heroin and street Valium, Etizolam.