For trial on car charges

PUBLISHED: 12:44 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 04 May 2010

A MAN charged with driving dangerously at Fordham, failing to stop after an incident in which two people were injured, and then setting fire to the vehicle he was driving, has been committed for trial before Cambridge Crown Court. Daniel Vickers, 32, of C

A MAN charged with driving dangerously at Fordham, failing to stop after an incident in which two people were injured, and then setting fire to the vehicle he was driving, has been committed for trial before Cambridge Crown Court.

Daniel Vickers, 32, of Churchill Court, Newmarket, who is also accused of drink-driving, appeared before Ely magistrates on Thursday.

It is alleged he drove a Jeep Cherokee dangerously on the A142 at Fordham on July 28 last year, and failed to stop after an accident on Newmarket Road.

Vickers is accused of destroying the £2,000 Jeep, which belonged to Peter Crotty, by arson, and driving the vehicle without insurance or a licence.

His drink-driving charge alleges that he gave a breath test reading more than double the legal alcohol limit on July 28.

Vickers is also charged with fraudulently obtaining £40 of fuel in Soham on the same date, by giving a false name.

Ely magistrates gave Vickers unconditional bail until he appears at Cambridge Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on February 29.


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