Police crash into suspected drink driver in stolen car in Harlow
Crime / Sat 22nd Apr 2023 at 09:17am
A DRINK and drug driver in a suspected stolen car who fled police was only stopped when officers used their own car to bring the chase to an end.
Officers from the road crime team set off in pursuit n Friday afternoon after the Hyundai sped off when they tried to pull it over in Harlow.
Police said they initially wanted to stop the car because they it showed up as being un-insured.
A chase around Harlow followed and the Hyundai was only stopped when officers crashed their own car into it.
The location was just off Southern Way at Trotters Road.
A spokesman said officers took the action to protect other road users.
Essex Roads Police tweeted: “A pursuit ensued around Harlow which was eventually brought to a conclusion by tactical contact, due to the risk posed to the public.
“Both driver and passenger arrested on suspicion of a multitude of offences, driver failed roadside alcohol and drugs test, vehicle had been taken without owners consent.”
We was eye witness, at the the time it came to a stop, however at the time the car mounted the kirb in its last attempt to escape, a helpless pedestrians arm was brushed as she narrowly escaped being run over at high speeds. Had an onlooker not shouted from their car to alarm her, then she would not have been able to move last minute to get out of harm's way.
All of these things should be taken into consideration when in court, seen people mentioning near misses and others that were slightly struck. Hopefully a long sentence……….I just doubt it somehow.