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Jersey Politician appears in court accused of dangerous driving

Constable Christopher Taylor has been charged with dangerous driving Credit: ITV Channel TV

A Jersey politician has appeared in the island's magistrates court accused of dangerous driving.

St John Constable, Christopher Taylor, has been charged with one count of dangerous driving, dating back to 2 June 2019.

He was charged with the alleged offence last Monday at a Parish Hall Inquiry.

Constable Taylor is accused of driving a Red Ford Fiesta dangerously down La Rue de Bechet es Cats, in Trinity.

The road from Haute Croix up to the North Coast borders St John.

Credit: ITV Channel TV

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Dangerous driving in Jersey, carries a maximum prison term of two years or a fine.

Constable Taylor was elected as the representative for St John for the first time in 2014 and took up an Assistant Chief Minister role in June 2018.

He has stepped aside from his Assistant Chief Minister duties while this court case is ongoing.

Constable Taylor has been granted bail and will return to court on 10 March, when a trial date will be set.