A Dundee man is to stand trial accused of leading police on a 100mph car chase on local country roads – allegedly flying over blind crests while banned from the road.
Colin Simpson faces three charges over an alleged incident on the B961 and unclassified roads in the Redford area, close to Arbroath, on April 13 this year.
Prosecutors say Simpson got behind the wheel of a car while disqualified and without insurance before police began pursuing him with lights and sirens.
It is alleged he failed to stop when required to do so and drove at speeds of up to 100mph – “far in excess of the speed limits for the roads” according to court papers.
Simpson is said to have failed to slow down when approaching blind crests and bends and passed entrances to houses at such a speed that he would have been unable to stop or avoid collision if other road users were present.
Simpson, 24, of Finlow Terrace, Fintry, denied three charges under the Road Traffic Act today at Dundee Sheriff Court.
His co-accused, Sarah Baldie, 22, of Rosebank Lane, Forfar, faced a single charge of causing or permitting Simpson to drive the car without insurance.
She also pleaded not guilty.
Sheriff Derek Reekie set a trial date in December and ordered both to attend a pre-trial hearing in November.