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Arrest after car on false plates involved in collision

A driver who allegedly drove into oncoming traffic during a desperate bid to avoid capture was arrested.

Officers spotted a car suspected to be displaying false plates as they were heading along the A611 in Hucknall.

They followed the car and worked with colleagues to try to stop it but the suspect suddenly drove into oncoming traffic, forcing a van driver to take evasive action to avoid a crash.

The car then swerved back into the correct carriageway before being involved in a collision with another vehicle before coming to a stop at around 5pm on Monday (4 April 2022).

A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, driving whilst disqualified and failing to stop.

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Following enquiries he was further arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis and counterfeit cash.

Detective Constable Michael Booth, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force’s priority is to keep people safe and officers will always do everything they can to protect the public when dealing with these types of incidents.

“Thanks to some good police teamwork a man was arrested on suspicion of multiple offences. Nottinghamshire Police takes these sort of incidents very seriously and our investigation remains ongoing.”

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