A man has denied dangerous driving after allegedly overtaking a police vehicle at speed.
Gary Moir was not personally present when the case called at Aberdeen Sheriff Court but his solicitor Gregor Kelly entered a not guilty plea.
The 62-year-old is alleged to have driven dangerously on the A96 between Blackburn and Craibstone roundabout on February 8.
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It is alleged Moir overtook a police vehicle while driving at “excessive speed”, tailgated other road users and undertook another vehicle.
Sheriff Mark Stewart fixed a pre-trial hearing for October and ordained Moir, of Rosemount Place, Aberdeen, to appear.