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Man abandoned Mercedes car after being caught drug driving

PUBLISHED: 09:46 05 September 2019 | UPDATED: 10:23 05 September 2019

A 39-year-old man who abandoned his Mercedes to run from police after being caught driving while on cocaine has been arrested. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA WIRE

A 39-year-old man who abandoned his Mercedes to run from police after being caught driving while on cocaine has been arrested. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA WIRE

A 39-year-old suspected drug driver who abandoned his Mercedes to run from police has been arrested.

Officers from Norwich Police stopped a driver on Cromer Road at 8.30pm on Friday, August 30, where he tested positive via drug wipe for the Class A substance.

They were about to begin a breath test for alcohol when he escaped officers and ran towards the city centre.

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After the man made his escape, officers seized his Mercedes, which contained a bunch of flowers on the passenger seat, and took it to a police station.

And the man has now been arrested after escaping custody and is awaiting charge.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, September 3, Norwich Police said: "The 39-year-old male driver was arrested today for escaping lawful custody.

"He has been released under investigation awaiting a charging decision from CPS."

A Norfolk Police spokeswoman confirmed today the man was still awaiting a charge.

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