Cathro confessed that on November 5 on different roadways in Dundee– between the Clepington Road location and Charleston– he owned alarmingly at excessive rate, failed to follow a website traffic stop signal, owned through a roadway closure, as well as owned on the opposing carriageway as well as brinks without due regard for various other road individuals.
He also admitted driving without insurance coverage, owning on a provisional licence without supervision or L-plates, and failing to stop when required to do so.
Sheriff Alastair Brown told Cathro he was lucky to be on a recap issue prior to jailing him for 8 months as well as invalidating him from owning for five years, telling him he need to pass an extended owning examination.
Cathro admitted that on November 5 on various roads in Dundee — between the Clepington Road area and Charleston — he drove dangerously at excessive speed, failed to obey a traffic stop signal, drove through a road closure, and drove on the opposing carriageway and verges without due regard for other road users.
He also admitted driving without insurance, driving on a provisional licence without supervision or L-plates, and failing to stop when required to do so.
Depute fiscal Isma Mukhtar told the court police were on mobile patrol in Arklay Street shortly after 11am when they saw Cathro driving the vehicle, which had been linked to an incident. They activated the blue lights and indicated to him to stop.
She said: “The car made off through various streets at excessive speed, failed to give way at Strathmore Avenue and drove along Brantwood Avenue, Loons Road and Coupar Angus Road, continued to speed and failed to give way at traffic lights, before continuing through a road closure area against the flow of traffic.
“At Kingsway, he continued at speeds exceeding 50mph and turned into Buttars Loan, mounting the grass verge, before turning into South Road where police abandoned the chase due to concerns for public safety, as the vehicle was going at between 40mph-80mph.
“The vehicle was seen travelling on the A90 towards Perth and was involved in an accident in Longforgan.”
Cathro was arrested and in a police vehicle acted in an aggressive manner.
When searched at Police HQ, four wraps of diamorphine were found in his pocket.
Solicitor John Boyle said Cathro accepted his manner of driving was “atrocious” and was fortunate the consequences had not been worse.
Sheriff Alastair Brown told Cathro he was lucky to be on a summary complaint before jailing him for eight months and disqualifying him from driving for five years, telling him he must pass an extended driving test.