Arrest after driver lands BMW in ditch on M275 after police chase

A MAN has been arrested for dangerous driving and assault of an emergency worker after a police chase.

Friday, 27th March 2020, 3:35 pm
Updated Friday, 27th March 2020, 3:36 pm
Police 1, Drug Dealers Nil Driver failed to stop in Portsmouth and finally brought to a stop near Sussex border. Its much easier to spot you with no cars on the road. #23701 Hants Roads Policing @HantsPolRoads

Officers from the Hampshire Road Policing Unit attempted to stop the BMW driver in Portsmouth and gave chase on the M275 before he was eventually apprehended.

A police spokesman said: ‘A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft of a vehicle, failing to stop, driving a motor vehicle dangerously and common assault of an emergency worker after officers from our Roads Policing Unit attempted to stop a BMW 120 D yesterday (March 26) on the M275, just after 2pm.

‘He remains in custody.’

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A tweet from the Hampshire Road Policing team read: ‘Police 1, Drug Dealers Nil

‘Driver failed to stop in Portsmouth and finally brought to a stop near Sussex border. Its much easier to spot you with no cars on the road. #23701’

The News approached Hampshire Constabulary for comment relating to the tweet detailing a drug dealer but no drug-related arrests being made.