A man is to stand trial accused of “endangering the life” of a police officer by pushing him on to a busy dual carriageway “into the path of oncoming traffic”.
James McVey today denied a string of charges over an alleged incident on September 1 last year on the A90 dual carriageway near Tealing, Angus.
McVey is first alleged to have caused a breach of the peace by shouting, swearing, acting aggressively and running into the path of oncoming traffic on the northbound carriageway.
He is then alleged to have brawled with six police officers by lashing out with his arms and legs, attempting to break free and attempting to prevent them handcuffing him.
Prosecutors say McVey then assaulted PC Kevin Steele by struggling with him, punching him on the head, placing him in a headlock and pushing him on to a dual carriageway in to the path of oncoming traffic.
It is alleged that was done “to his injury and danger of life”.
A fourth charge alleges McVey assaulted PC David Gray by punching him on the body.
McVey, 47, of Waterston Road, Careston, Angus, denied a total of four charges on indictment during a pre-trial hearing at Dundee Sheriff Court today.
He is said to have been on bail at the time of the alleged offences.
Defence solicitor Iain Flynn said: “This is a case that will be in relatively short compass – it hinges on CCTV and the evidence of two police officers.”
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson said the Crown were prepared for trial.
Sheriff Alastair Carmichael set a trial date in July and released McVey on bail meantime.