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.
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.
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.
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.