Motorist 'drove at 110mph on A14'

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

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.

The officers illuminated the blue flashing light on their car and gave chase. 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, said Ian Pells, prosecuting.

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.

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Before the court is Thomas Tyson, 47, of Kent Road, Stowmarket, who has denied dangerous driving in July last year.

Mr Pells told the court that Tyson denied driving the Mercedes and claimed he was a passenger in the vehicle.

The trial continues today (Wed).

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