Footballer set for trial over speeding charges

A Scottish Premier League footballer accused of driving at up to 120 miles per hour is due to go on trial later this month, a court heard today.

Aberdeen forward Lee Miller, 25, is alleged to have driven dangerously on the A90 between Aberdeen and Dundee on March 30 last year.

He is accused of driving a car at 120mph in a 70mph zone. The same charge alleges he drove at 90mph in a 40mph zone.

Scotland international Miller, who denies the charge, has made a number of appearances at Stonehaven Sheriff Court ahead of the trial but was excused attendance today.

Solicitor Peter Shepherd told the court Miller maintained his not guilty plea and was prepared for the case "simply to proceed to trial".

Sheriff Patrick Davies said the case would continue to the previously agreed trial date of April 29.

Miller, from Perth, began his professional career with Falkirk, and has since had spells at Bristol City, Hearts and Dundee United.

In 2006 he moved to Aberdeen, where he was top scorer last season and leads the scoring charts this term.

He has two caps for Scotland, most recently appearing as a substitute in a friendly at Hampden against Argentina in November.

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