An Aberdeen woman drove at a police officer in a “panic” after bumping another car while reversing.
Emma Murray said she hadn’t noticed the man standing in the road, signalling her to stop, as she travelled along Little Chapel Street early on Saturday, January 18.
Yesterday the 31-year-old was banned from the roads and fined after admitting dangerous driving and failing to leave her details after a collision.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard Murray had hit the front bumper of another vehicle as she manoeuvred from a parking space.
This was noticed by a passing police officer, who began approaching the car to chat to her.
But as he did, Murray drove off with “increasing speed”.
Fiscal depute Brian Young said: “Another officer was standing in the middle of the road, wearing high-visibility uniform, and raised their hands towards the accused’s car.
“But she continued towards them.”
The officer was forced to take “evasive action” to avoid being struck by the vehicle.
Defence agent Gail Goodfellow said: “To someone without any difficulties, they could have easily dealt with this by stopping and checking for damage,” she said.
“But she panicked and wasn’t thinking properly and drove off.”
Murray, of Kittybrewster Square, Aberdeen, contacted police the following morning to confess what had happened.
She was fined £980 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.