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Police officer on trial for dangerous driving in Arbroath

A police officer is to stand trial for dangerous driving after allegedly running a red light in a police car and then crashing into another vehicle.

Jennifer Jones, 28, is said to have hurt herself and a female passenger in the car she hit in the incident in Arbroath on 24 November 2014.

PC Jones, whose address was given as care of Police Scotland, pleaded not guilty to the charge during a hearing at Forfar Sheriff Court.

The case was continued till February.

The officer faces a 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 at the junction of Burnside Drive and Brothock Bridge.

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 excused PC Jones' attendance at the next hearing in February.

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