A drunk driver came within inches of running down a woman pushing a pram after sparking a high-speed police chase in Dundee city centre.
Kevin O’Donnell and friend Paul Boyack fled Dundee’s Balcony Bar after Boyack was seen “shaking his penis at various people” in the city centre pub.
Dundee Sheriff Court heard he “stood over a member of the public” who complained about it and “continued to shake his penis” during the bizarre incident.
He then hurled a wooden pole at a man before he and O’Donnell left the pub and got into a silver Ford Mondeo parked nearby.
O’Donnell got behind the wheel despite being banned from the road until 2023 after he was jailed and disqualified from driving for an earlier danger driving incident in which a sheriff told him it was “nothing short of a miracle” that nobody was hurt by him.
Fiscal depute Nicola Gillespie told the court police had to hit speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on busy city centre streets in a bid to keep up with O’Donnell as he sped off.
After speeding through various streets and junctions, O’Donnell entered Easson’s Angle.
The fiscal depute continued: “He continued through a give way junction, failing to give way, and went left at excessive speed, narrowly missing a lady pushing a pram with a child in it.
“The car sustained such damage that it couldn’t be driven.
“He was pursued on foot by officers and was quickly arrested.
“He was breath tested and found to be over the limit.”
Boyack, 22, of Pitkerro Drive, pleaded guilty on indictment to charges of public indecency and assault committed at the Balcony Bar, Ward Road, on January 12 this year.
O’Donnell, 26, a prisoner at HMP Perth, admitted charges of dangerous driving and drink-driving committed on streets in Dundee city centre and to the west of the city centre, also on January 12 this year.
Defence solicitor Jim Caird, for O’Donnell, said: “He fully accepts there is no other option but to impose custody.
“He has two analogous previous convictions for dangerous driving.
“He accepts full responsibility and appreciates there will be a custodial sentence.”
Gary McIlravey, defending Boyack, added: “He has a fairly short list of convictions.”
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael jailed O’Donnell for 12 months and banned him from driving for five years.
Sentence was deferred on Boyack until May 30 for social work background reports and released him on bail meantime.