Man in court after car drives wrong way down A14 near Bury St Edmunds

Police news.
Police news.

A 40-year-old man will appear in court today following a police pursuit on Friday evening where a car drove the wrong way along the A14.

Officers out on patrol approached a vehicle in River Lane, Bury St Edmunds, at around 10.10pm on Friday May 13.

The car failed to stop when asked by officers and collided with the police car before driving off towards the Rougham Hill roundabout junction with the A14.

The suspect vehicle drove onto the A14 eastbound carriageway and was pursued by police, continuing into the village of Beyton where police vehicles made efforts to bring the vehicle to a stop.

It then re-joined the A14 eastbound travelling in the wrong direction before quickly being brought to a stop by police in Woolpit at around 10.25pm.

Solomon Loveridge, of no fixed abode, was arrested in connection with this incident and taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre (PIC) for questioning.

He has been charged with dangerous driving, driving with excess alcohol, going equipped for theft and failing to provide a specimen of blood.

Liam Loveridge, aged 24, and of no fixed abode, was also arrested following this incident and questioned at Bury PIC.

He has been charged with going equipped for theft.

Both Solomon Loveridge and Liam Loveridge were remanded in custody and are due to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Ipswich today, Monday May 16.

A 26-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft and taken to Bury St Edmunds PIC for questioning.

She has been released on bail until Monday June 20 pending further enquiries.

Call police on 101 with information.