A MAN has denied crashing a vehicle into the central reservation while over the drink-drive limit on the A1 last week.

Liam McLaughlin, from Maryhill, Glasgow, is alleged to have failed to control a vehicle that collided with the central metal barrier on the busy dual carriageway last Thursday.

McLaughlin also denies a charge of driving the vehicle dangerously in that the bonnet of the car was only secured by a wire.

The 43-year-old also denies driving the vehicle with 83mg of alcohol in 100ml of breath on the A1 between the Granada Services and Fort Kinnaird on January 9.

He is also facing allegations of failing to stop and give his details following an accident and to driving the vehicle with no valid MOT certificate.

McLaughlin appeared from custody at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Friday, where he lodged not guilty pleas to all the allegations.

Sheriff Donald Corke agreed to release McLaughlin on bail and set a date of April 17 for him to return to court for trial.