A Fraserburgh man standing trial over the death of a pedestrian had only driven a car twice before he was involved in a crash on a north-east road.
Steven Duthie is accused of causing the death of Richard Jones by hitting him with a car on the B9033 Fraserburgh-St Combs road on May 23 last year.
Duthie is said to have been driving dangerously, while unfit through drink. He denies the allegation, as well as an alternative charge of careless driving. Duthie, of 50 Finlayson Street, Fraserburgh, also faces charges of driving without a licence and without insurance. He denies all the charges.