Dundee footballer fined after crashing into traffic lights while speeding

The 26-year-old was caught in Glasgow's Maryhill on October 31, 2021.

Dundee FC midfielder Declan McDaid admits careless driving led to collision in Maryhill, Glasgow iStock

Dundee FC midfielder Declan McDaid has been fined £400 after admitting to driving carelessly.

McDaid, 26, was caught committing the crime in Glasgow’s Maryhill on October 31, 2021.

He was behind the wheel of a BMW 1 series when he drove at excessive speeds, before colliding with an island on the road as well as traffic lights.

Court papers state McDaid failed to maintain proper control of the vehicle.

The lights and the vehicle were damaged as a result of the collision.

McDade pled guilty on Friday at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the single charge of careless driving. He had initially been charged with dangerous driving.

The midfielder was given four penalty points as well as the fine by sheriff Mark O’Hanlon.