Wetherden: Ex-Suffolk Show director charged over crash

A FORMER director of the Suffolk Show has been charged with dangerous driving following an alleged police pursuit through three villages and along part of the A14.

SUFFOLK: A former director of the Suffolk Show has been charged with dangerous driving following an alleged police pursuit through three villages and along part of the A14.

Peter Over, 48, a senior figure behind the annual agricultural event, was charged following the alleged incident on Friday evening.

Officers said they spotted a Toyota Landcruiser being driven dangerously in the Beyton area at about 7.10pm and began a pursuit when the driver allegedly failed to stop.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “The officers, trained in pursuit management, followed the vehicle through Tostock, onto the A1088, then the A14 and off again onto Wetherden Road where it was involved in a collision with an oncoming blue Mazda.


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“The driver of the Toyota, Peter Over, a 48-year-old from Elmswell, was uninjured and was consequently arrested. He has since been charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop for a police officer.

“He is due to appear at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates Court on Tuesday April 12.”

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Last night he declined to comment on the alleged incident.

The female driver of the Mazda was taken to West Suffolk Hospital with a broken arm and whiplash.

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