Posted on Wednesday 22 March 2023
Always trusting the instincts.
Darlington E Response officers saw a Toyota Hilux acting suspiciously in Darlington just after 1am this morning and when it failed to stop, they started a pursuit.
The vehicle was driven at speed through several streets and ran red lights before the three occupants tried to leg it.
The trio were chased down and it looks like the officers’ instincts were correct when one of the men was found with what is believed to be cocaine.
A search of the AirBnB they were staying at also revealed several tools which were believed to have been stolen.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop, driving under the influence, being in possession of a controlled drug and theft.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop and driving whilst disqualified.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop.
All three remain in custody today.