Police gave chase in Uphill this week.

Nelson police pursue suspect at high speed

Police apprehended a suspect speeding through residential Uphill after a chase.

Police apprehended a suspect speeding through residential Uphill after a chase.

On Tuesday two patrol officers of the Nelson Police Department were driving near Gyro Park when one officer saw a suspicious vehicle being driven by an adult male well known to them. Police knew he did not have a valid driver’s licence.

“As the male drove by in the opposite direction, he attempted to hide his identity from the officers by shielding his face with his hand,” says a release issued by the NPD. “The astute officer was not fooled by the failed attempt to disguise.”

Police quickly turned around and attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect accelerated through the Uphill residential neigbourhood at high speeds.

“The officers vigorously tracked the suspect with safety of the public as their primary concern,” say police.

The officers followed the vehicle as the driver made an abrupt turn into a driveway, narrowly missing a private vehicle parked in the drive.

“Unfortunately for the suspect, the police were hot on his trail and were prepared for his ineffective evasion techniques,” say police.

When police caught up to the vehicle they found the driver, the lone occupant, still seated behind the steering wheel. He was taken into custody without further attempts to flee from police.

The suspect faces possible charges of driving while prohibited, driving without due care and attention. The vehicle he was driving at the time was impounded. The matter is still under investigation.

 

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