Man races drunk and without a driver's license at red lights - miles of chase with the police
Created: 01/13/2023, 12:55 p.m
By: Katarina Amtmann
The man gave himself a kilometer-long chase with the police.
In the end he had an accident.
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Massively excessive speed, running red traffic lights and sometimes against the direction of travel: A man gave himself a chase with the police.
Fürth/Nuremberg – In the night from Thursday to Friday (January 13), there was a kilometer-long chase in Central Franconia, the police said.
Motorist flees control – and races away at “massively excessive speed”.
According to the press release, a driver evaded a control by the Fürth traffic police.
The driver fled at excessive speed and ended up having an accident with his car.
The police are now looking for witnesses and possible victims.
At around 11:15 p.m., a civil patrol in Fürth noticed a brown Suzuki speeding too fast.
The police officers followed the car, they finally wanted to check the driver in the area of Fürther Straße in Nuremberg.
"But instead of stopping when the officers activated the blue lights and siren, the 41-year-old driver accelerated," the press release continues.
The driver ignored several other attempts to stop – now with the support of several uniformed patrols.
He continued his journey "at times at a massively excessive speed."
Man races through Nuremberg and Fürth drunk and without a driver's license
The man's reckless journey only ended after a good 20 kilometers, which led from Nuremberg via the Südwesttangente to the western city of Fürth.
His Suzuki came off the road on Veitsbronner Strasse / Breiter Steig in Fürth.
The 41-year-old suffered minor injuries in the accident.
The officers arrested him, and an alcohol test revealed a value of over one per mille.
Further investigation revealed that he did not have a valid driver's license.
"The police officers secured the Suzuki and arranged for blood to be drawn from the accused," it said.
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"During his reckless drive, the car driver reached speeds of well over 100 km/h, sometimes drove in the opposite direction and drove through several red lights," the police describe the incident in the press release.
Proceedings were initiated against the driver on suspicion of driving without a license and drunk driving.
People who observed the incident and road users who were forced, endangered or even harmed by the reckless driving behavior of the 41-year-old should contact the Nuremberg traffic police on 0911 6583-1530.
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