Court hears of high speed police chase

A MOTORIST drove at more than 110 mph on the A14 in Suffolk before crashing into road signs, a court has heard.Police tried to stop a Mercedes after seeing it travelling along the B1113 out of Needham Market in the direction of Stowmarket in the early hours of the morning without displaying any lights and a chase ensued.

A MOTORIST drove at more than 110 mph on the A14 in Suffolk before crashing into road signs, a court has heard.

Police tried to stop a Mercedes after seeing it travelling along the B1113 out of Needham Market in the direction of Stowmarket in the early hours of the morning without displaying any lights and a chase ensued.

Thomas Tyson, 47 of Kent Road, Stowmarket has denied dangerous driving in July last year.

He claims someone else was driving the Mercedes and that he was a passenger in the vehicle.

The jury at Ipswich Crown Court heard how when officers spotted the car they turned on the blue flashing light on their car and gave chase.

Ian Pells, prosecuting said that at one stage the car pulled into a service road and someone was seen to get out of the front passenger door while the car was still moving.

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The car drove at up to 80mph in a 60mph limit and was seen to go over a red traffic light on the outskirts of Stowmarket before heading for the A14.

Once on the A14 the Mercedes had increased its speed and officers abandoned the chase when they reached a speed of 110 mph in bad weather conditions.

As the officers continued along the A14 after losing sight of the Mercedes they came across the car which had come to a halt at the Beacon Hill interchange at the junction with the A140 after hitting road signs.

The trial continues today (Wed).

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