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Marlon King to go on trial on dangerous driving charge

Marlon King was released by Birmingham City in 2013 Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

A former Premier League striker is to go on trial today charged with dangerous driving after a crash in Nottinghamshire left a motorist with a fractured elbow.

Marlon King, who has played for Nottingham Forest, Coventry City and Birmingham City is alleged to have committed the offence on his 33rd birthday while driving a Porsche Panamera on the A46 on 26 April.

A 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after the collision at Winthorpe, near Newark, which was witnessed by an off-duty police officer.

King, who is on bail, pleaded not guilty to dangerous driving, which carries a maximum sentence of two years' imprisonment, at a hearing at Nottingham Crown Court last November.

The Jamaican international was released by League One side Sheffield United in December.