A man sparked a pursuit through city streets after he “panicked” when he saw police.
Connor Warchol drove at speed – followed by officers – before he ploughed into a fence.
Warchol, 20, had been driving his friend’s car at the time.
He appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after admitting driving dangerously on Ashgrove Road, Tillydrone Road and elsewhere in the city on May 15 this year.
He drove at “excessive speeds” for the conditions, as well as failing to comply with a no entry sign and crashing into a fence.
He had also admitted hitting a college classmate on the head with a baseball bat on November 4, 2014, as well as being in possession of cannabis on May 9 last year.
Fiscal Depute Hannah Sweeney told the court: “There was a police pursuit whereby the accused was followed through various roads travelling at excessive speeds and failing to comply with stop signs.”
The court heard he continued to drive at speed and went the wrong way down a one-way system after going through the no entry sign.
Solicitor advocate Ian Woodward-Nutt said: “He was driving a vehicle belonging to a friend. He saw police indicating for him to stop, he tells me he panicked and tried to get away from police.
“He appreciates he will be disqualified for a significant period and will be required to resit the test as a result of his conduct.”
Mr Woodward Nutt said Warchol had, and continues to have, a “difficult time” and said that he had a troubled upbringing.
With regard to the other offences, the defence agent said the assault on his classmate was sparked after his client was assaulted by the victim and there was an “element of provocation”.
However, he added: “He dealt with it, clearly in an entirely inappropriate way.”
Sheriff Morag McLaughlin told Warchol, whose address was given as 138 Inchbrae Drive, Aberdeen, that she would defer sentence for three months, but he would be disqualified from driving in the interim.