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Posted on Thursday 25 November 2021
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Spotted. Stung. Arrested.

One driver mistakenly thought it was a good idea to make off from RPU officers in the Trimdon area in the early hours of this morning.

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.

The driver, a 31-year-old man, was arrested for dangerous driving, failing to stop and drug driving.

His 26-year-old passenger tried to make off on foot but was chased down and arrested with a stolen bank card and drugs on him.

He was wanted by colleagues in Northumbria for a domestic crime and is also suspect for at least five offences in Durham.

The pair were taken to custody in Peterlee where they remain today.

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