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.