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