North Yorkshire Police have arrested a man following a pursuit in Knaresborough.
A black Vauxhall Astra failed to stop for police at just before 5pm on Saturday (3 February 2024). It was sighted driving dangerously; it went on the wrong side of road and even mounted a pavement. Officers pursued the vehicle around the villages of Scriven, Scotton and Farnham.
A man in his 30s ran off on foot, but police chased after him and he was detained a short time later. He was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop for the police and drug driving.
He was interviewed in custody and later released under investigation.
Sergeant Paul Cording was roads policing supervision on Saturday. Paul commented:
“I am very grateful that no members of the public were hurt and we have arrested one individual.
“This behaviour on our roads is completely unacceptable and we will continue to be relentless in our approach to targeting drivers who fail to abide by the law.”