‘Good Samaritan’ helps police catch chase driver

‘Good Samaritan’ helps police catch chase driver

A GOOD Samaritan helped police officers catch a suspected drug dealer. 

Police were chasing the suspect on foot when a member of the public got out of his car and helped them.

The pursuit began in Dewsbury after officers spotted a car with the occupant believed to be in the middle of a drugs deal.

The driver spotted police and made off at speed, leading to a pursuit before he crashed into a lorry in Batley.

He then ran off, leaving a passenger in his car.

A spokesman for Batley and Spen Neighbourhood Policing Team, writing on Facebook, said: “After a lengthy foot pursuit over garden fences and walls a very tired driver was arrested, just before passing out from exhaustion.

“The driver was initially detained by a member of the public who had seen officers chasing and had jumped out of his vehicle to assist.”

Both the driver and passenger were arrested for offences including failing to stop, dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply Class A drugs and driving document offences.

Police have since thanked the man who helped and added they had to clean the police car, after one of the suspects was sick in the back.

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