PC faces trial over Arbroath crash

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An Angus police officer is to stand trial accused of dangerous driving after allegedly running a red light in a police car before smashing into another car at speed.

Jennifer Jones is said to have hurt herself and a female passenger in car she hit in the incident.

She appeared at Forfar Sheriff Court 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 say 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.

Brian Bell, defending, asked the case be continued to a further pre-trial hearing for further investigations to be carried out.

Sheriff Pino di Emidio continued the case until February and excused Jones’ attendance at that hearing.