Jail for broth­ers who led po­lice on chase across Tay Road Bridge

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Two Dundee broth­ers who led po­lice on a high-speed chase over the Tay Road Bridge have been jailed.

Robert Flem­ing, 23, and brother Steven, 22, were pur­sued af­ter Robert was caught try­ing to steal a mo­tor­bike from a street in Gauldry.

Dundee Sher­iff Court heard the pair tried to get away from po­lice in a car driven by Robert Flem­ing – de­spite him be­ing dis­qual­i­fied.

The chase hap­pened af­ter Robert Flem­ing was caught by a neigh­bour try­ing to steal the mo­tor­bike from an ad­dress on Main Road, Gauldry, and fled the scene.

Po­lice spot­ted him driv­ing on the A914 Bal­mullo to Newport road. The broth­ers drove across the Tay Road Bridge and were pur­sued along Broughty Ferry Road and East Dock Street, driv­ing into the op­po­site car­riage­way. Po­lice aban­doned the chase when they felt it was no longer safe to con­tinue.

Robert Flem­ing, of Hap­py­hillock Road, ad­mit­ted steal­ing £53 of fuel from the BP fill­ing sta­tion on Kingsway West, steal­ing a ve­hi­cle from Main Road, Gauldry, driv­ing dan­ger­ously, at ex­ces­sive speed and while dis­qual­i­fied on the A914 Bal­mullo to Newport road, Broughty Ferry Road and else­where on June 11.

Steven Flem­ing, of Hill­town Court, ad­mit­ted sep­a­rate charges of driv­ing while dis­qual­i­fied and with no in­sur­ance on April 18 in Der­went Av­enue, Gill­burn Road, For­far Road and Hill­town.

Robert Flem­ing was jailed for 275 days and dis­qual­i­fied from driv­ing for 30 months. Steven Flem­ing re­ceived 180 days in prison, con­sec­u­tive to a cur­rent sen­tence, and a two–year ban.

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