Marlon King faces trial after crash

Marlon King faces trial after crash

Former Premier League football star Marlon King is to be tried for dangerous driving on Tuesday following a crash involving three cars.

King, who is currently without a club after being released by Sheffield United in December, is said to have driven a Porsche Panamera dangerously on the A46 in Nottinghamshire on April 26 last year, his 33rd birthday.

An off-duty police officer saw the accident at Winthorpe, near Newark, after which a 35-year-old man had to be taken to hospital by Air Ambulance. He had a fractured elbow.

King, who lives in Torksey, Lincolnshire, denied dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court last November. If he is convicted of the offence at the same court he could receive a maximum sentence of two years in prison.

As well as League one side Sheffield United, the Jamaican international striker has also played for Gillingham, Nottingham Forest, Watford, Wigan, Coventry City, and Birmingham City during his career.

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