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Driver tracked down by police dogs after smashing through roundabout and fleeing

Posted on - 18th March, 2024 - 9:37pm | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The crash on Blackpool Road
The crash on the roundabout at Edith Rigby Way Pic: LancsRoadPolice

A driver crashed his car and fled the scene only to be tracked down and arrested by police.

The driver ‘didn’t see’ the roundabout on Edith Rigby Way near the slip road for junction 2 of the M55 and continued straight over, onto the grass and into the traffic barriers.

The driver left the vehicle by the roundabout on the Preston Western Distributor and fled on foot but was chased by officers from Lancashire Police’s dog unit. He was arrested after testing positive for alcohol and drugs.

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The incident was reported at 6.30am this morning (March 18) by Lancashire Road Police.

A spokesperson for police said: “The driver of this vehicle didn’t see the roundabout and continued straight on, resulting in a collision.

“The driver didn’t want to hang around and got off.

“Determination paid off after he was tracked by Lancashire Police dog unit and arrested positive drink and drugs.”

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