Swindon man reported to court following police car chase and vehicle crash

By Jessica Durston - 23 January 2023

Crime

A man was reported to court after a vehicle failed to stop for police in Swindon shortly after midnight this morning - 23 January.

Officers attempted to stop a Renault Kadjar in Westcott Place, but the driver made off at speeds in excess of 50mph in a 30mph zone, travelling the wrong way along a one-way street.
 
The occupant decamped from the vehicle near William Street, causing the vehicle to crash into a wall.
 
He made off on foot and was chased by an RPU officer and then detained by a dog handler.
 
The man who is aged in his 20s from Swindon was reported to court for failing to stop, dangerous driving, driving without a licence, no insurance, and possession of a class B drug.
 
The vehicle, which was a hire car, was seized as part of ongoing enquiries.

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