A serial car thief who ploughed a stolen Audi into the side of a police car has admitted stealing another motor – just weeks after he was released from detention.
Jordan Chesser was locked up for 18 months and banned from the roads for three years in May after he admitted leading cops on a high-speed chase around Aberdeenshire.
He drove the wrong way around a roundabout before forcing other motorists to swerve out of his way as he tried to outrun the officers pursuing him.
And the 18-year-old was only caught when he crashed into a marked police car.
The teenager – who boasts about being “the thief of north-east” on social media – was on four bail orders at the time.
Yesterday the repeat offender appeared back in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted taking a Lexus RX300 from a property in Kintore in October. His last sentence would have expired the previous month.
Chesser, who has been on remand at Polmont YOI since the offence, also admitted driving the stolen car on October 14 this year whilst disqualified and without insurance.
He will return to court in the new year to be sentenced.
When Chesser smashed the Audi on December 12 last year he had been racing fellow car thief Ricky Forrester. The 21-year-old was also jailed for 18 months and their sentences were backdated to when they were first remanded.
In May the court heard Forrester, who had masked his face to carry out the raid, was “addicted” to driving fast cars.
Before sentence, Sheriff Annella Cowan told him they were “lucky that no one was killed” as they raced through Aberdeenshire whilst being pursued by officers.
He eventually abandoned the BMW X5 he was driving on a platform at Inverurie train station.
On the day of those offences police had launched a major crackdown on young joyriders who have been plaguing the north-east for more than two years.
A helicopter was brought in to try to help recover stolen cars, including the blue Audi Q5 2.0 TDi quattro Chesser was driving, an Audi A1 and a Volkswagen Golf.
In total, 10 people were taken into custody, but only Chesser and Forrester were charged.
In February Chesser was also handed a 27 month sentence for committing another string of car related crimes.