The Eau Claire man accused of escaping in handcuffs and driving off in a squad car has entered a plea.

Joshua Robertson, 25, pleaded not guilty on all counts Thursday morning in Eau Claire County court.

According to the criminal complaint, Robertson and a female passenger were pulled over for speeding on January 28.  A search led to the discovery of two pounds and $40,000 worth of crystal meth.

While Robertson was alone in the squad car, law enforcement officers said he was able to move his handcuffs in front of him, get into the driver’s seat, and drive eight miles away.