Police dog unit sniffs out Petersfield driver who failed to stop for police after car chase in Waterlooville

A POLICE dog sniffed out a man who failed to stop for police which lead to a car chase.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 10:06 pm
Officers tried to stop a car on London Road, Waterlooville on Monday night but had to chase the driver who fled the vehicle near Highfield Close. Picture: Twitter/ HantsPolRoads

Officers tried to stop a car on London Road, Waterlooville on Monday night but had to chase the driver who fled the vehicle near Highfield Close.

The dog unit helped to carry out a search and found a man in the area.

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The 23-year-old from Petersfield was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, failing to cooperate with preliminary tests (breath test and drug wipe) and driving whilst unfit through drink/drugs.

He has been released under investigation.

A police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that officers attempted to stop a vehicle at around 9.10pm on January 25 on London Road, Waterlooville.

‘A pursuit ensued and the driver decamped from the vehicle close to Highfield Close.

‘An extensive search of the area, including the use of our dedicated dog unit, located a man in the area.

‘A 23-year-old man from Petersfield was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police, dangerous driving, failing to cooperate with preliminary tests (breath test and drug wipe) and driving whilst unfit through drink/drugs.

‘He was later released under investigation, pending further enquiries.’

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