Two charged with dangerous driving

SIR Richard Dashwood has been ordered to stand trial on a charge of driving at speeds of up to 112mph on the A75.

Kirkcudbright’s Sheriff Kenneth Robb fixed trial for June 7 at the town’s sheriff court where Sir Richard, a senior director in a stockbroking firm, will face a dangerous driving charge or the alternative of speeding at up to 112mph.

The Marquis of Headfort appears on the same charge sheet and he is also alleged to have driven his car dangerously at speeds of up to 112mph on the A75 Gretna-Stranraer trunk road.

The Marquis is also charged with the alternative of speeding at up to 112mph. His case was continued without plea for further investigation by the sheriff.

Both are accused of driving dangerously on the A75 Euroroute last November 13.

It is alleged that Sir Richard, 62, and the Marquis, 53, committed the offences near Cally Woods on the Gatehouse of Fleet bypass.

Sir Richard’s address was given as Ledwell Cottage, Sandford, St Martin, and the Marquis of Headfort as Cadogan Street, London.

Neither of the two accused was in court.