Two arrested after car fails to stop even after losing tyre
Two men are in custody after a car failed to stop even after losing a tyre when it was spiked three times by a police stinger.
The incident, which began in Trimdon in the early hours of Thursday morning, was caught on camera by a Durham Police Road Policing Unit (RPU) vehicle.
The force said in a statement later in the day: “The Mercedes ML failed to stop and was stung three times before losing a front tyre and driving on its rims. It was then boxed in in Deaf Hill.”
A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and drug driving.
A 26-year-old man was arrested after a officer pursuit on foot and was quizzed by police in connection with the discovery of a stolen bank card and drugs.
He is also being questioned about five other offences in the force area and is wanted by police in Northumbria in connection with a domestic incident.
The Durham Police statement continued: “The pair were taken to custody in Peterlee where they remain today.”