A pair of racers have been locked up after they were both caught driving dangerously in the same 150mph stolen car.
Both nearly smashed into police cars and one upended a lamp-post as they tried to make high-speed getaways in the £37,000 Mercedes GLC.
Police deemed the driving around the residential streets of Dundee to be so bad that they gave up the chase because of the danger it posed to the public.
One of the duo reversed at high speed across a roundabout and said he was “offered a shot of a top end car and could not resist it”.
Alan Phillips and Reace Stewart dumped the car and it was later traced by police after the owner’s tracking device revealed its whereabouts.
Phillips, 21, from Dundee, admitted driving dangerously and overtaking at excessive speed, going through a red light, and narrowly avoiding hitting a police car. He also admitted resetting the car,and driving while banned and with no insurance in Dundee on October 31.
Reace Stewart, 21, from Dundee, also admitted driving dangerously and at speed, entering a roundabout the wrong way, hitting a lamp-post and narrowly missing a police car.
Depute fiscal Marie Irvine told Dundee Sheriff Court that the powerful Mercedes was stolen from a caravan park in St Andrews.
Sheriff Lorna Drummond remanded both in custody for reports and banned both from driving on an interim basis.