Teen ‘led police on high-speed chase in Dundee’

The junction of Whitfield Drive and Drumgeith Road (stock image)
The junction of Whitfield Drive and Drumgeith Road (stock image)

Calvin Burnett, 19, of Salton Crescent, is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase and driving through a pedestrian crossing at speed when a person was using the crossing.

He denies that on August 9 last year on Drumgeith Road and Arbroath Road and roads in between, he repeatedly drove dangerously and at excessive speeds.

The charge further alleges that he failed to stop when signalled to do so by police, repeatedly overtook vehicles into the face of oncoming traffic, causing them to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

He also allegedly overtook other cars from the inside lane and from the exit of a roundabout with no view of oncoming traffic and drove through a pedestrian crossing at speed while a pedestrian was using it.

He then allegedly overtook on a bend in the road, all while driving at excessive speeds.

Burnett also denies, on the same date on various roads in Whitfield, Douglas and also Arbroath Road, driving while disqualified and without insurance.

His trial was fixed for May 16 with an intermediate diet on April 26.

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