PSNI officer charged with driving without due care and attention

PSNI officer charged with driving without due care and attention

A POLICE officer is alleged to have driven without due care and attention.

Samuel Craig (30), whose address was given as that of PSNI headquarters in Belfast, is, according to the charge sheet, alleged to have committed an offence at Randalstown Road, Antrim, on August 7 last year.

The case was mentioned at  Antrim Magistrates' Court, sitting in Ballymena, and the accused was not present, nor on video link.

A defence lawyer told the court the charge relates to a "police RTC (road traffic collision)".

He said "Mr Craig is a serving officer and it is believed one of his colleagues was injured" in the alleged careless driving incident.

The lawyer said he understood a prosecutor had "sought the opinion of the complainant in the case with regards a way forward and I believe that matter is still outstanding".

A prosecution lawyer said the views of the "injured party" - a "constable" - were being sought.

The case has been adjourned to May 31.