Fife's top cop charged
THE chief constable of Fife Constabulary has been charged in connection with a road crash.
Norma Graham, Scotland's first female chief constable, was injured when her Audi Quattro was involved in a collision with a Renault Clio on 7th February.
The accident happened on the B922 Cluny to Kinglassie road near Fife police headquarters in Glenrothes.
Both Mrs Graham (49) and the female driver of the Clio were taken to hospital for treatment.
The chief constable was reported to the procurator fiscal.
Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court confirmed that Mrs Graham has now been charged under Section Three of the Road Traffic Act, which relates to instances of careless and inconsiderate driving.
The case is due to call on 19th June, but Mrs Graham will not have to appear in court as it is a first calling.
Mrs Graham joined Lothian and Borders Police in 1978, and rose to the rank of detective chief superintendent in charge of criminal investigation.
She was appointed Fife's assistant chief constable in 2005 and took over as chief constable in July 2008.
She was also awarded the Queen's Police Medal for services to policing in 2008.
Mrs Graham announced in April that she would retire in August after 34 years.
It was reported the move was understood to be for personal reasons and not linked to the probe into the accident.
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 08 Jun 12