Man ac­cused of driv­ing on wrong side of road and through red lights

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com­plex, peo­ple do have changes in cir­cum­stance. Com­mu­ni­ca­tion is key, you have to be open and hon­est and if there is an is­sue you have to speak to us or your lender as soon as pos­si­ble.”

Kevin Cordell, con­vener of neigh­bour­hood ser­vices at Dundee City Coun­cil, said: “From the coun­cil’s per­spec­tive evict­ing a ten­ant is not a de­ci­sion which is taken lightly.

“Dundee City Coun­cil works hard to help its ten­ants sus­tain their ten­an­cies.

“If a ten­ant is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing fi­nan­cial dif­fi­cul­ties, then the coun­cil has var­i­ous teams that can try to as­sist them with that, whether it is help­ing them to max­imise the fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance they could be en­ti­tled to or short­term dis­cre­tionary pay­ments of hous­ing ben­e­fit.”

A DWP spokesper­son said: “Uni­ver­sal Credit (UC) is work­ing well for the vast ma­jor­ity of peo­ple, re­plac­ing a sys­tem that dis­in­cen­tivised work and trapped peo­ple in poverty.

“Our re­search shows that many peo­ple join UC with pre-ex­ist­ing ar­rears, but that num­ber falls by a third after four months.

Bud­get­ing sup­port is in place for any­one who needs ex­tra help, and ad­vance pay­ments are avail­able from day one of a claim.” A DUNDEE man is set to stand trial over al­le­ga­tions that he drove at speed on the wrong side of the road on a busy stretch of car­riage­way.

Stuart Logue, 28, of Cam­per­down Road, is al­leged to have forced other driv­ers to t ake eva­sive ac­tion as he drove into on­com­ing t r af f i c be­tween Broughty Ferry and Dundee, run­ning the risk of caus­ing a col­li­sion.

Logue is al­leged to have driven dan­ger­ously along West Queen Street in Broughty Ferry, Dundee Road, Broughty Ferry Road, East Dock Street, Dock Street and the A85.

Dundee Sher­iff Court doc­u­ments claim he drove “at speed on the op­pos­ing side of the roads in the face of on­com­ing ve­hi­cles” in the car, a Seat I bi z a hatch­back.

Prose­cu­tors also al­lege that mo­torists were forced to take eva­sive ac­tion.

Logue is fur­ther ac­cused of driv­ing through three traf­fic light-op­er­ated junc­tions when they were dis­play­ing red.

The lights were those at the junc­tion of Greendykes Road and Broughty Ferry Road, East Dock Street and the road lead­ing into the Gal­lagher Re­tail Park, and Slessor Gar­dens on Dock Street.

All of the above is said to have taken place on Au­gust 18 2017.

The route from West Queen Street to the A85 – River­side Drive – cov­ers ap­prox­i­mately four miles.

Speed lim­its on the road vary be­tween 30mph and 40mph.

Logue, who has de­nied the of­fence, will face trial later this year.

Sher­iff Alas­tair Brown set a trial date for April 4.

An in­ter­me­di­ate diet was ar­ranged for March 21, at which Logue was or­dained to ap­pear.

Kevin Cordell

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