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Cops mow down DUI suspect

| 31/12/2011 | 54 Comments

police truck.jpg(CNS): A West Bay man has been arrested and suffered serious injuries after he was run over by a police SUV Friday night following a high speed car chase. Police said Saturday morning that they had begun an enquiry into the circumstances surrounding the incident which landed the man in hospital. The RCIPS said the suspect was chased at speed from the Ritz Carlton to Rossett Close, off Mount Pleasant Road in West Bay, where, police said, he got out of his car and ran into the path of their Ford Explorer. The chase started around 10:20pm after uniformed patrol officers spotted a black Honda Torneo close to the West Bay Road hotel.

A spokesperson for the RCIPS said the attention of the patrol officers in the marked Ford Explorer was drawn to the Honda but did not indicate why the car or the driver was of interest to police. Once spotted, the police claim that the driver of the car made off at a high speed.
The police driver followed the car, attempting to stop it using blue lights and horns, but the Honda failed to stop as the high speed chase continued along the West Bay Road and into the heart of West Bay. The driver eventually stopped the car on Rossett Close and got out of the vehicle and then, the RCIPS stated, ran into the path of the oncoming police vehicle.

The cop car hit the man, who other sources say has sustained multiple injuries, including pelvic and internal injuries. He was taken to hospital for treatment, where his condition is currently described as stable.

Police say the man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI and dangerous driving and that an enquiry is now underway into the chase and all of the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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