A fugitive drug convict could have done better than draw attention to himself — or get into a high-speed chase with the police in this instance.
So when the 31-year-old man, surnamed Chung, engaged them in a 10-minute game of chicken, his troubles multiplied.
Now he is facing charges for reckless driving, resisting arrest, operating a vehicle without third-party insurance and driving without a valid license.
That’s not to mention that he will have to serve time for his drug conviction. Chung had failed to report to the police to begin his sentence, Apple Daily reports.
Chung’s new troubles began when he drove off in his black Mercedes-Benz after being stopped by a traffic policeman for making an illegal U-turn and crossing a double white line in Sycamore Street in Tai Kok Tsui at about 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
The policeman radioed for help and a motrocycle patrol arrived shortly after.
The cops took off after Chung and caught sight of him in Lai Chi Kok Road as he weaved through traffic toward Mei Foo, sometimes driving in the opposite lane.
Unable to shake off the motorcyle cops, Chung turned back toward Tsing Yi and made for Mong Kok via Cheung Sha Wan Road.
The chase wound down when a police patrol car blocked his way in Butterfly Valley Road.
By then, he and his pursuers had clocked in 10 minutes and logged nearly 10 kilometers.
Chung put up his arms inside the car and appeared to give up but when the cops approached the vehicle, he stepped on the pedal.
The Mercedes clipped the front of the patrol car and roared past, sending the officers back to their motorbikes.
The car traveled another kilometer before Chung, running out of options, decided to make a U-turn in tight traffic and slammed into a pedestrian railing.
He got out of the vehicle and fled on foot.
He had not gone 50 meters when the officers caught up with him but he put up a fight.
Two policemen were injured and ended up in hospital.
A truck driver who witnessed the chase said it felt like he was watching a gangster movie.
But this was real life.
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