Darmstadt (ots) –
A 30-year-old driver was to be checked by the police on Gräfenhäuser Strasse late on Tuesday evening (July 26), shortly before midnight. However, the charioteer ignored the stop sign of a 24-year-old police officer at the checkpoint and drove towards the law enforcement officer. The 24-year-old saved himself by jumping to the side.
During the subsequent flight from the police, a traffic accident occurred a little later near Weiterstadt, in the area where Landesstraße 3113/Arheilger Straße crossed. Both the 30-year-old and the patrol car behind him first ran over a traffic island there and then came to a standstill in the adjacent wooded area. The two vehicles suffered total damage of around 25,000 euros. The 30-year-old and the two police officers were slightly injured.
The 30-year-old man then had to undergo a blood test because he was suspected of having previously consumed alcohol and drugs. He is now facing criminal proceedings for endangering road traffic.
Original content from: Police Headquarters South Hesse, transmitted by news aktuell