A serial offender was yesterday jailed for nine months after hitting speeds of up to 100mph on a north-east road.
Cameron Hart got behind the wheel of a car in August last year and headed down the Lang Stracht out of Aberdeen.
Nearby motorists became concerned by his driving as he swerved round bends at excessive speeds.
And as he came onto the B979 Netherley road in the black Audi he came close to hitting a cyclist.
Police were contacted and later traced Hart and identified him as the culprit.
The 21-year-old confessed to a charge of dangerous driving at Aberdeen Sheriff Court earlier this year and returned yesterday to be sentenced.
He also admitted driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance.
Fiscal depute Karen Dow said: “He hit speeds of 80 to 100mph on a road with a 40 speed limit as he headed towards Westhill.
“A police investigation revealed that he was disqualified from driving until December 21 next year and that there was no insurance.”
Representing Hart, whose address was given as Beattie Avenue in Aberdeen, defence agent John Hardie conceded that his client had a significant record.
He said: “The offence took place in August last year and there have been no matters since then.
“He accepts he has to be punished.
“He is resolved to never to return to this behaviour.”
Imposing a sentence, Sheriff Graeme Buchanan said imprisonment was inevitable.
He said: “As Mr Hardie has conceded you do have a bad record of previous convictions although interestingly it seems to be more for theft.
“However the combination of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified against the background of your record makes a custodial sentence inevitable.”
Hart was also banned from driving for a further three years.