A police dog helped locate a driver who had fled from his vehicle and was found hiding in a bush near the A256 in Eastry.

During the early hours of Monday 30 May 2022, patrols in Margate spotted a motorist who appeared to be driving erratically in Millmead Road, Margate. The man is reported to have failed to stop for police and was pursued through Thanet.

Stinger

Officers deployed a stinger in order to bring the car to a stop on the A256 near to Ash Road but the driver ran from the car.

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Police Dog Ciara

An area search was carried out with the help of PD Ciara, who led her handler to a bush. She found a man hiding from patrols, who is believed to have been the driver.

Under investigation

The 24-year-old from Ramsgate was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop for police and dangerous driving. He was further arrested for suspected drug driving after failing a road side drugs test for cocaine.

The man has since been released from custody whilst officers continue to investigate.

By Ed

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