FORMER Scotland international Garry O’Connor will stand trial next year after being charged with driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.
The footballer is accused of driving his £35,000 Chrysler 300C on a main road in Port Seton while under the influence of an, as yet, unknown substance.
The former Hibs striker, who lives in Longniddry, was stopped on the B1348 by police officers at around 8pm on June 19.
He was subsequently arrested and charged and taken to St Leonard’s police station, in Edinburgh, where he was medically examined by a doctor and a blood sample taken.
O’Connor pleaded not guilty to two charges during an appearance at Haddington Sheriff Court last Friday.
The father-of-two was released on bail when he first appeared from custody on June 20, having spent the night in the cells.
It is also alleged the 30-year-old committed the offence while on bail granted by Edinburgh Sheriff Court in January.
Defence solicitor Cheryl Beattie told the court she wanted to postpone the trial for the preparation of a toxicology report to be carried out on a sample of O’Connor’s blood.
A trial date was set for March next year.