Matthew Hockley-Hills denies dangerous driving after 100mph police pursuit from Ipswich to Walton
PUBLISHED: 12:21 25 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:21 25 April 2017
A 24-year-old man accused of driving at speeds of more than 100mph during a police chase will be sent to Ipswich Crown Court for trial.
Matthew Hockley-Hills, of no fixed abode, is charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, failure to supply a breath specimen, assault and criminal damage to a police cell.
During a hearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court today, Hockley-Hills denied the most serious offence of dangerous driving.
On Sunday Hockley-Hills is alleged to have driven from Felixstowe Road in Ipswich to St Mary’s Crescent in Walton, reaching speeds of more than 100mph while pursued by police officers.
Prosecutor Lucy Miller said: “He put other road users at risk.”
The court heard Hockley-Hills had careered into the path of dog walkers and horse riders.
Hockley-Hills, who stood with his eyes closed during the proceedings and declined any legal advice, told the court he currently had no where to live and was sleeping in his car.
Lead magistrate Susan Taylor sent Hockley-Hills’ case to Ipswich Crown Court for a hearing scheduled for May 23 to be tried for all five offences.
Hockley-Hills was remanded in custody.