Driver chased by police in 80mph pursuit through north west Bristol

The motorist pleaded guilty to four offences in court today
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A dangerous motorist took police on a wild chase through residential areas in north west Bristol - reaching speeds of 80mph in 30mph zones.

Kian Hollyman mounted pavements, drove over roundabouts and went the wrong way down a one-way street in a bid to escape from police, Bristol Magistrates Court heard today (August 15).

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The 20-year-old, who stood in court wearing a jumper with the words ‘icon’ written on it, pleaded guilty to four charges in relation to the high-speed incident on July 5 this year.

The court was told how he drove an Audi A3 S-Line dangerously on roads in Southmead, Brentry and Henbury - namely Doncaster Road and Pen Park Road - during the frantic incident.

Prosecuting, Ms Sue Cameron, said: “It involved a police chase where the defendant was driving the vehicle. He was going over the pavements and overtaking. He was doing 80mph in a 30mph area, also driving over a roundabout in populated areas.

“His driving led to slight damage of a police vehicle.”

Hollyman pleaded guilty to driving a motor vehicle dangerously, driving a vehicle which failed to stop after a road accident, failing to stop when required by police and possessing a quantitiy of cannabis.

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Magistrates sent the case to the crown court for sentencing. Hollyman, of Bensaunt Grove in Brentry, was given an interim driving banning and put on unconditional bail until the sentencing hearing on September 5.

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