San Francisco man who led cops on wild chase through San Mateo pleads not guilty 

A San Francisco speed freak who allegedly led a terror ride with cops on the Peninsula last week pleaded not guilty to reckless driving charges Monday.

Kenneth Roberts, 27, who has three prior felony reckless evading convictions in San Mateo, Oakland and San Francisco, couldn’t let off the gas pedal during yet another dangerous ride with police on Thursday, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.

Roberts was pulled over for allegedly weaving on Highway 92 around 2:30 a.m., District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. CHP said he sped off when officers approached his car. He was cornered at a dead-end street, but he fled again, this time forcing two officers to jump behind their patrol cars to safety.

The suspect escaped briefly until officers spotted his car in Belmont. The police chase continued, with Roberts’ car screaming down El Camino on the wrong side of the street, authorities said.

Roberts allegedly abandoned his car in San Mateo and was eventually detained by police, Wagstaffe said.

Bail was set at $100,000 Monday, and Roberts remains in custody, Wagstaffe said. The case was set for preliminary hearing on April 14.

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