Teenager­de­nies dan­ger driv­ing

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - NEWS -

A teenager has ap­peared in court ac­cused of driv­ing dan­ger­ously, col­lid­ing with a cop car and putting a po­lice­woman in dan­ger.

Find­lay McKay, 19, said to be of no fixed ad­dress in An­nan, ap­peared at Dum­fries Sher­iff Court ac­cused of 15 charges al­leged to have taken place ear­lier in the week.

He de­nied be­hav­ing in a threat­en­ing man­ner at Win­der­mere Road in An­nan, act­ing ag­gres­sively and mak­ing sec­tar­ian re­marks, driv­ing care­lessly and col­lid­ing with me­tal rail­ings in An­nan Road, Eas­triggs.

McKay also de­nied steal­ing a car at Pre­to­ria Road in Eas­triggs and driv­ing dan­ger­ously there and at An­nan at ex­ces­sive speed, fail­ing to keep the car un­der con­trol and col­lid­ing with a sta­tion­ary po­lice ve­hi­cle.

He de­nied fail­ing to stop when re­quested by cops and, after col­lid­ing with the po­lice car, driv­ing on and en­dan­ger­ing the po­lice­woman who had a hold of the door han­dle.

McKay also pleaded not guilty to re­sist­ing of­fi­cers and tear­ing a blan­ket at the Lore­burn Street Po­lice Sta­tion in Dum­fries.

He of­fered pleas of guilty to break­ing into premises in Eas­triggs and steal­ing a safe, a money col­lec­tion box, and the con­tents of a tub con­tain­ing money; steal­ing a ve­hi­cle there, driv­ing with­out a valid li­cence and us­ing the ve­hi­cle in Eas­triggs with­out con­sent.

McKay also of­fered to plead guilty to driv­ing the sec­ond ve­hi­cle while un­fit through drink or drugs, driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance and with­out a li­cence.

The fis­cal de­pute, how­ever, said the of­fer of the guilty pleas was not ac­cept­able and trial was set for Fe­bru­ary.

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