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Drunk Dundee teenage joyrider 'was bored'

Dundee Sheriff Court
Image caption Dundee Sheriff Court was told the boy was almost three times the drink-drive limit

A 16-year-old boy went on a drunken four-mile Dundee joyride "because he was bored" and caused three separate crashes, a court was told.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was almost three times the drink-drive limit when he got behind the wheel of his father's car.

He admitted charges of driving without a licence and without insurance, drink-driving and dangerous driving.

He was released on bail and will be sentenced on 1 June.

The teenager crashed into two cars during the journey before hitting a lamppost in the city's Duncarse Road.

Defence solicitor Fiona McLellan said: "He deeply regrets these incidents.

"He didn't appreciate the seriousness of his behaviour and he is deeply apologetic for it."

Sheriff Simon Collins QC, who had remanded the teenager in custody following his previous court appearance, said: "It seems a miracle nobody was killed or seriously injured.

"There is no explanation for his actions other than that he was bored, which is no explanation."

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