A trio of Dundee men are facing a charge of breaking lockdown in an alleged Angus dangerous driving incident.
They are accused of being in a car which prosecutors say sped through Brechin with one of them at the wheel and failed to stop for police, before smashing into a tree.
The offence is said to have happened on April 6, just weeks into the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.
Stephen Petrie, 24, of Lauderdale Avenue; Cameron Clark, 27, of Dalmahoy Drive and James Jones, 22, from Balgowan Avenue, have been charged under the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 in a case which called at Forfar Sheriff Court on Thursday.
Petrie faces a string of charges, including taking and driving away a vehicle from Lauderdale Avenue in Dundee without permission, on April 6.
He is accused of failing to stop for police in River Street, Brechin on the same date and driving dangerously and at excessive speed.
The charge states that Petrie turned the headlights of the vehicle off when they should have been in use, lost control while negotiating a junction causing his vehicle to drift onto the other side of the road, narrowly avoiding a collision with another car.
He is then said to have hit a road sign and a tree before exiting the vehicle while it was still moving.
Petrie is also accused of having no insurance or an appropriate licence, and breaking the lockdown law by failing to stay in his home without a reasonable excuse.
Jones and Clark are each accused of also breaching the coronavirus legislation, and of allowing themselves to be carried in the vehicle having known that it has been taken without consent.
Sheriff Derek Reekie continued the case until December 17 when all three are expected to appear in court.