SPL goalkeeper Rab Douglas is to stand trial accused of driving while using a mobile phone.
Douglas, who will star for Dundee next season after they were promoted to fill the void left after the liquidation of Rangers, is accused of driving on Dundee's Kingsway while using the device.
It is alleged that on January 28 this year the former Celtic and Scotland star drove on the busy dual carriageway while using a hand-held mobile phone.
Douglas, 40, of Glenfeshie Road, Clearwater Park, Dundee, appeared at Dundee Justice of the Peace Court to deny the charge.
His solicitor, John Boyle, told a brief pre-trial hearing that his client was maintaining his not guilty plea. The case was set down for trial next month.
Douglas started his career at Meadowbank Thistle before they were rebranded as Livingston. He then moved to Dundee in 1997.
There he made 119 appearances before switching to Celtic in 2000. During his time at Parkhead he became a regular fixture in the Scotland national side earning 19 caps before losing his place after a 6-0 defeat to the Netherlands in a Euro 2004 qualification playoff match.
Following spells at Leicester City, Milwall, Wycombe Wanderers and Plymouth Argyle he returned to Dens Park in 2008. He has played a further 122 games for Dundee since then.
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