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25-minute police chase down the A47 after suspected drink driver on mobile phone fails to stop

PUBLISHED: 08:02 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:51 26 February 2018

The A47 at the Postwick junction. Picture: Denise Bradley

The A47 at the Postwick junction. Picture: Denise Bradley

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A 25-minute police chase down the A47 was sparked when a suspected drink driver refused to stop for officers.

PC Dan Taylor tweeted on Saturday to say a vehicle had failed to stop in Great Yarmouth, which resulted in a pursuit that ended on the A47 outside Norwich.

He said the stinger - which deflates tyres - was used twice during the 25-minute chase.

Once caught, PC Taylor said the driver, who had been using their mobile phone, blew 106 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath - more than three times the legal limit of 35.

He said the driver was arrested for drink driving, dangerous driving, failing to stop and driving while on a mobile phone. They remain in custody.


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