Jail threat for driver in police chase

A man who drove at 70mph in a 30mph zone while chased by police is today facing the possibility of a jail term.

KESGRAVE: A man who drove at 70mph in a 30mph zone while chased by police is today facing the possibility of a jail term.

Robert Hubert, of Ashdale Road, Kesgrave, admitted charges of dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and driving without insurance when appeared at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court.

The court heard that police officers became aware of Hubert driving a white BMW through Kesgrave at 10.55pm on November 23.

Police cars and a helicopter had been called to the area following an earlier disturbance.

Officers noticed Hubert's vehicle travelling at speed towards Ipswich. They tried to keep up with the 29-year-old and followed him into Dobbs Lane, a 30mph area. At this point Hubert's speeds reached 70mph.

He then turned into Ashdale Road, parked the car, got out of the vehicle and was apprehended by officers.

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In police interview, Hubert told officers that he drove at speed to get away from them because he knew was disqualified and would be arrested.

He told officers that he thought he would be able to out-run them and that he wasn't aware of the police helicopter overhead.

Hubert told the court: “There's not much I can say - I've pleaded guilty. I was driving carelessly and I realise I will probably go to prison.”

Hubert was released on unconditional to bail to appear at Ipswich Crown Court for sentencing on a date yet to be fixed.