Driver’s death mis­sion

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Hutchi­son lived in Mel­ton with his par­ents and a fe­male cousin, who he was “ob­sessed with”.

She said the cousin tried to talk him out of his ag­i­tated state but was taken cap­tive by the man, who filled a jerry can and loaded it into his car.

The cousin made con­tact with po­lice, and tried to re­veal his lo­ca­tion as he drove er­rat­i­cally from Mel­ton to the Al­tona Ceme­tery, and later Aireys In­let.

The court heard Hutchi­son swerved all over the road and reached speeds of up to 160km/h that day be­fore the crash at Mt Duneed as he headed to­wards Gee­long.

The man faces a va­ri­ety of driv­ing charges, in­clud­ing counts of in­ten­tion­ally ex­pos­ing an emer­gency ser­vices worker to risk by driv­ing, false im­pris­on­ment and in­ten­tion­ally caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury. 1 An or­na­men­tal arm­piece found in Cuban glens Trust one who ex­plored Aus­tralia 3 Dodge Ms Peron def­i­nitely, 2

He launched an ap­pli­ca­tion for bail yes­ter­day be­fore with­draw­ing it when mag­is­trate Peter Mel­las in­di­cated his hopes were slim.

That de­ci­sion means he still has the op­tion of ap­ply­ing for bail some­time be­fore his next sched­uled court ap­pear­ance on March 1, 2019. For 24/7 cri­sis sup­port or sui­cide preven­tion ser­vices, please call 13 11 14. If life is in dan­ger, call triple-0.

Pic­ture: AL­I­SON WYND

MOWED DOWN: Emer­gency work­ers at the scene of the ac­ci­dent in Mt Duneed on Novem­ber 20 in which Sergeant An­thony French was in­jured.

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