Police officer to stand trial on Arbroath crash

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A serving police officer is to stand trial accused of dangerous driving after allegedly running a red light in a police car before hitting another car at speed.

At a hearing at Forfar Sheriff Court today (Tuesday) Jennifer Jones was accused of causing the crash in Arbroath’s Burnside Drive, at it’s junction with Brothock Bridge, on November 24 2014.

PC Jones faces a single charge of dangerous driving, and is accused of driving a marked police car dangerously while on duty.

She is alleged to have driven at excessive speed and failed to comply with a signal to stop lawfully provided by a red traffic light.

Prosecutors allege that caused her to collide with another car being driven by a woman, whereby both vehicles were damaged and she and a passenger in the other car were injured.

Jones, 28, whose address was given as care of the Police Service of Scotland, pleaded not guilty to the charge on summary complaint.

A further pre-trial hearing was set next month.