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