Date
21 January 2017
The 28-year-old driver is arrested after a 5-kilometer chase that lasted more than 10 minutes. Photos: Apple Daily, Wikipedia
The 28-year-old driver is arrested after a 5-kilometer chase that lasted more than 10 minutes. Photos: Apple Daily, Wikipedia

Mercedes-Benz driver arrested after high-speed chase in TST

A high-speed police chase in Tsim Sha Tsui early Sunday morning led to the arrest of a 28-year-old driver who had ignored a road check, Apple Daily reports.

At about 4:30 a.m., police officers from the Kowloon West regional headquarters saw a black Mercedes-Benz swaying on Carnarvon Road and signaled the driver to stop for a check.

But instead of stopping, the driver fled at full speed, prompting the officers to give chase while calling for backup.

The driver tried to lose the police cars by speeding through Granville Road, Salisbury Road, Austin Road and Parkes Street. It entered the opposite lane on Jordan Road and passed through five red lights.

After a 5-kilometer chase that lasted more than 10 minutes, police cars finally intercepted the Mercedes-Benz at Tai Kok Tsui, where the driver abandoned the car and tried to escape.

Officers pulled out their guns and told him to freeze before arresting him.

The Mercedes-Benz driver, surnamed Leung, and a police officer were injured during the chase, and both were rushed to the hospital.

No contraband was found in the car.

Leung is not the registered owner of the car, the newspaper quoted sources as saying.

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