Police dog unit tracks down suspected drink driver

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A suspected drink driver was tracked down by Norfolk and Suffolk's Police Dog Unit overnight in Norwich.

Sgt Mark Shepherd, of Norfolk police, said the police dog unit had spotted a black Astra driving erratically on Hall Road at about midnight.

He said when police tried to get the car to stop it turned into Sandy Lane and hit up to 60mph before turning into Theobald Road where a man ran off, leaving a woman and a four-year-old child in the car.

Sgt Shepherd said the police dog unit found a man in a garden and he was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, aggravated vehicle taking, failing to provide a roadside breath test, no insurance, and criminal damage to some fencing.

He said police had also wanted to speak to the man in connection with domestic criminal damage and domestic violence offences.

The woman was also arrested on suspicion of failing to stop and aggravated vehicle taking because police were unable to establish who was driving the Astra.

Both the man and the woman were taken to Wymondham Police Investigation Centre where the man underwent a breath test. He was found to have 48 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath ­- the legal limit is 35.

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