The 33-year-old did not enter pleas and was remanded into custody to appear at the Old Bailey in March.
Michael Armstrong, who was a passenger in the car, later died in hospital.
Thomas Parker, 73, joined South Shields Police in 1965 and served for 30 years before retiring.
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