Dan­ger­ous driver

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - INTIMATIONS -

A 34-year-old man has ap­peared in court on a dan­ger­ous driv­ing charge fol­low­ing a 40-mile cross bor­der chase which ended with the car crash­ing into a wall in Pen­rith.

Joseph Mje­mer, of El­iz­a­beth Street, Glas­gow, who is from West­ern Sa­hara, ad­mit­ted driv­ing at speeds of up to 137mph on Thurs­day on the M74 and M6 be­tween Locker­bie and Pen­rith.

Mje­mer re­peat­edly over­took on the near­side lane and hard shoul­der, and on the A66 at Pen­rith col­lided with a marked po­lice car.

In Pen­rith he drove at speeds of up to 59mph, went along a one-way street in the wrong di­rec­tion, over­took queu­ing traf­fic at a red light and at Mar­ket Square col­lided with a road sign and wall.

He also pleaded guilty at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court to driv­ing without a valid li­cence and us­ing a car without in­sur­ance.

So­lic­i­tor Ranald Lind­say said Mje­mer was trav­el­ling to Lon­don to see his son when the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

Sher­iff Ken­neth Robb called for back­ground re­ports be­fore hear­ing the full de­tails and Mje­mer was re­manded in cus­tody for a month.

Three men who were in­volved in in­ci­dents fol­low­ing the col­li­sion of a car with a rail­ing in Gal­loway Street in Dum­fries have all had their sen­tences de­ferred by a sher­iff for a month for back­ground re­ports.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened in June and the trio ap­peared to­gether in the dock at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court and pleaded guilty to var­i­ous charges.

Dale Tum­mon, 23, from Pais­ley, ad­mit­ted a charge of driv­ing care­lessly, hit­ting the rail­ing with the car, dam­ag­ing both.

He also pleaded guilty to fail­ing to give two breath sam­ples at the Lore­burn Street Po­lice Sta­tion.

Sean McCall, 21, also from Pais­ley, de­nied re­sist­ing po­lice of­fi­cers, and Dean Hutchi­son, 26, of Sandy Lane, South­er­ness, pleaded guilty to be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner and head-butting the in­te­rior cage of a po­lice ve­hi­cle.

A man who dam­aged a car by jump­ing onto the bon­net has been or­dered by the sher­iff at Dum­fries to pay com­pen­sa­tion of £600.

Kieron Long, 21, of Ballplay Road, Mof­fat, ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence in the town’s High Street in Fe­bru­ary.

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