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Head-on collision in Rushcliffe leads to drink-driving and knife arrest

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and possessing a knife in a public place following a car crash.

The 20-year-old was detained after he tried to run from police responding to a head-on collision involving two vehicles in Main Road, Shelford, at around 11.15pm on Thursday, 11 August.

Two officers tackled him to the ground after using an incapacitant spray to thwart his efforts to get away.

Once in handcuffs, the suspect was searched and a lock knife was found.

He was taken into custody to be questioned on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink and possessing a knife blade in a public place.

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Sergeant Antony Coleman, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was excellent work by officers who did a brilliant job in bringing the suspect under control safely.

“I hope this arrest sends a clear message that Nottinghamshire Police will not hesitate to take robust action against anyone who puts lives at risk through criminal behaviour.

“It should also serve as a reminder that our officers are highly-trained and well-equipped to detain anyone who attempts to escape arrest.

“The investigation will now be continued by the force’s highly-trained Prisoner Handling Team.”

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