Disqualified driver arrested after police chase

The seized car. INCR 51-800CON
The seized car. INCR 51-800CON

Officers from Coleraine Neighbourhood Policing Team arrested a man following a pursuit, moments after he had been disqualified from driving in court yesterday (December 16).

Detailing the incident in a post on the PSNI North Coast Facebook page, a police spokesperson said: “Officers from Coleraine Neighbourhood Policing Team were alerted that a male got disqualified from driving at court today (Friday) and the team conducted patrols of the area. Low and behold that very same driver left court and duly stepped into his car. After a short pursuit, the male abandoned the car and was captured within 300 metres!

“He was arrested and a dangerous disqualified driver removed from our roads. The car that he ‘wasn’t driving’ has been seized and he was given a lift to custody. The driver is getting some PSNI B&B for the weekend.”