A motorist has been fined £800 after admitting driving carelessly and causing a cyclist to fall from his bike.
Alex Copland, 20, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court and admitted a charge of driving without due care or attention on Fairley Road, Kingswells. Copland drove too close to the cyclist and overtook him before re-entering the carriageway in front of him.
Copland went on to brake sharply causing the cyclist to collide with his vehicle and fall from his bike.
The offence took place on September 14 last year.
Defence agent Michael Burnett said it was “good fortune other than anything else” that the cyclist was not injured.
Sheriff Malcolm Garden asked him why his client had braked sharply, to which Mr Burnett replied “stupidity”.
Sheriff Garden said: “That’s one word for it, what did he expect to happen?”
On top of the fine, Sheriff Garden also imposed nine penalty points on Copland, of Concraig Gardens, Kingswells.