A north-east man has been fined after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree when attempting an overtake.
Tony Harold, 36, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where he admitted careless driving.
Fiscal depute Jamie Dunbar said the incident happened on the Parkway, Bridge of Don, between the Scotstown and Whitestripes roundabouts at around 3pm on December 4.
He said a witness became aware of Harold driving behind him when his “rear parking sensor became activated”.
Harold made “several attempts” to overtake, “moving into the opposing carriageway”.
His car was then seen to “drift” into the opposing carriageway “narrowly missing” an oncoming car before smashing into a roadside tree.
Defence agent Marianne Milligan said her client works for a scaffolding firm and requires his driving licence.
She added he had been driving since the age of 17 and had a clean licence.
Sheriff Robert McDonald told Harold, whose address was given in court papers as Orchard Grove, Peterhead: “This is very bad careless driving.”
He fined him £480 and gave him seven penalty points.