No bail for man facing dangerous driving charges

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A banned driver is facing trial after being accused of speeding away from a chasing police car while unfit to drive through drink or drugs.

Peter Henderson, 32, of Kalliness was held in remand when he appeared at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.

He is charged with dangerous driving on various roads in November.

Henderson allegedly drove away from police officers, ignoring their emergency lights and sirens as they gave chase.

He was accused of driving uninsured on the wrong side of the road and repeatedly mounting pavements before eventually crashing into a barrier.

He was also charged with then hiding himself in hillside vegetation to evade police capture.

Henderson is also accused of failing to give information to the police once at the station, where he was also allegedly found with heroin.

At Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday Henderson denied the charges. Trial was fixed for 9th January, with an intermediate diet on 8th January.

Procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Henderson would pose a risk to public safety if at large.

Bail was refused and Henderson was remanded in custody.