The town’s Sheriff Court heard on Thursday that Craig Baillie was spotted by police in a mobile patrol unit shortly after midnight on November 6, 2013.
Baillie admitted charges that he was driving dangerously, failed to stop when ordered by police and driving without insurance. Officers activated their blue lights but Baillie’s vehicle did not stop and he was pursued down Newmill Road before eventually coming to a halt on Calcots Road.
Baillie, from Brodie Avenue in Buckie and who worked at the Walkers Shortbread factory at the time of the offence, abandoned his vehicle and ran away from the scene. He was traced four days later by police.
His defence agent Brent Lockie admitted to the court that his client described himself as “somewhat of an idiot”.
Sheriff Ian Anderson banned Baillie from driving for 21 months and ordered him to complete 180 hours of unpaid work to be completed in six months.