A man who drove on the wrong side of the road, caused other motorists to swerve out of his way, mounted footpaths and hit a parked car as he was chased by police, has avoided jail.
Michael Beaton, 21, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court for sentencing after admitting a string of charges.
He admitted driving dangerously on Provost Fraser Drive, Long Walk, Rowan Road and other roads.
Beaton drove on to the opposing side of a dual carriageway, mounted footpaths, ignored road signs, and drove at excessive speeds, before hitting a parked car.
Beaton also admitted driving while disqualified, and without insurance, assaulting two people by throwing a rock at them, failing to stop for police, failing to stop and give his details after an accident, and failing to give the identity of the driver when required by police.
The offences took place between February 11 and 13.
Speaking of the dangerous driving incident on February 13 fiscal depute John Richardson said: “At 2.40pm officers are on patrol and see the vehicle; they are on the look out for it because of previous incidents.”
Despite turning on the sirens, the car didn’t stop and drove on to Provost Fraser Drive, leaving the carriageway on to the grass area then to Long Walk Road.
“It then drives on the footpath on Mastrick Road and entering on to the northbound carriageway of North Anderson Drive where it enters and mounts a footpath,” said Mr Richardson.
“When the vehicle reaches the junction at Provost Fraser Drive it mounts the central reservation crossing on to the opposing carriageway, causing other vehicles to take evasive action.”
He added that Beaton ended up crashing into a parked car on Rowan Road.
Defence agent Tony Burgess said Beaton had shown “regret and shame”, and had been trying to make changes in his life.
Sheriff Graeme Napier told Beaton, of Bonnyview Drive, Aberdeen, to carry out 210 hours of unpaid work, he was also placed under supervision for a year, and on an electronic tag for four months.
He was banned from driving for five years.