Speeders on the A7: Police catch drunk drivers after a wild chase. © Boris Roessler/dpa
He turned on the A7, broke through a police barrier and had 2.5 per thousand in the blood - a man has delivered in the night a chase with the police
Füssen/Hopferau - A spectacular chase was delivered in the night from Thursday to Friday at 00.50 a.m. a drunken 29-year-old on the A7 with the police. Among other things, he broke through a federal police cordon at the border tunnel and raced through the night at over 200 km/h.
The driver of a dark Audi was noticed by a policeman in his spare time because he was driving serpentine lines on the A7 southbound at the height of the "Allgäu triangle". According to the police, an alerted patrol of the traffic police inspectorate Kempten caught up with the car shortly before the Reinertshof tunnel and tried to stop it.
Without reacting, the driver is said to have continued his journey for the time being. At the merging of the lanes immediately before the Füssen border tunnel, however, he is said to have suddenly turned around to drive north again, according to the report. Still in the single-lane area in front of the Füssen junction, he is said to have overtaken a car, colliding slightly with the center guardrail and thus massively endangering the other car.
At over 200 km/h on the motorway
He also broke through a barrier to the entry checkpoint of the Federal Police at the junction, but fortunately no one was endangered. The driver continued his flight northwards at over 200 km/h in some cases until he was slowed down in the Reinertshof tunnel by several slower moving vehicles and then stopped in a breakdown bay.
The pursuing patrol of the Kempten traffic police took the 29-year-old driver of the car into custody together with patrols from the Füssen police station and the Kempten Federal Police Inspectorate who arrived shortly afterwards.
The reason for the reckless escape of the young man was quickly clarified: A breath alcohol test showed a value of over 2.5 per thousand, which is why a blood sample was taken in the hospital.
The 29-year-old man is now facing several criminal charges, including endangering road traffic and unauthorized removal from the scene of the accident. In addition, his driver's license and the car he was using were confiscated.
Witnesses to the incident and, above all, the driver who was endangered by the black Audi are asked to report to the Kempten Traffic Police Inspectorate on 0831/99 09 20 50.