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Porsche driver Douglas Calder admits blame for fatal crash in Aberdeenshire

A Porsche driver has admitted that he was to blame for the death of a man in a crash on an Aberdeenshire road.

However, the Crown rejected Douglas Calder's plea to the reduced charge of causing death by careless driving.

Mr Calder, 38, will now stand trial in January accused of causing the death of William Webber by dangerous driving.

The 36-year-old passenger, who lived in the Strichen area, died after the crash on the Strichen to Ardlaw road in April last year.

Defence advocate David Moggach told the High Court in Edinburgh: "The issues are the standard of driving, whether it is careless or dangerous.

"There is no dispute that the accused was driving the car."

Mr Calder is due to stand trial in Aberdeen in January.

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