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Arrest after police pursuit in Nottingham leads to collisions

A man was arrested for a string of traffic offences following a late-night police pursuit in Nottingham.

Officers spotted a blue Volkswagen Scirocco (pictured) driving at speed along Maid Marian Way shortly after 4am on Sunday (18 February).

They caught up with the car and illuminated their lights and sirens after it went through a red light in South Sherwood Street.

The car failed to stop and carried on at speed into St Ann’s, where it crashed into two parked cars in Hungerhill Road.

The driver was arrested and taken into custody.

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A man from Mapperley, Nottingham, has been charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop when required by a police constable and drink-driving.

The 26-year-old was bailed and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 5 March.

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PC Fraser Heaton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“As our response to this incident demonstrates, we are committed to protecting the public and will look to take appropriate action against anyone who threatens public safety in this way.

“The consequences of drink and dangerous driving can be devastating – for the driver themselves, other road users and pedestrians too – which is precisely why we take these matters seriously and will always seek to put suspects before the courts.”

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