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