Date
17 December 2017
The driver of the Lexus car turned to Pei Ho Street in Sham Shui Po after ignoring two red traffic lights. Photo: Google Map
The driver of the Lexus car turned to Pei Ho Street in Sham Shui Po after ignoring two red traffic lights. Photo: Google Map

Police find drugs in car abandoned by driver after chase

Police found drugs under the carpet of a Lexus IS300 after the car crashed into a police motorcycle and a light goods vehicle in Sham Shui Po on Thursday.

The male driver of the Lexus fled. He was last seen going into the back alley of a restaurant, news website hk01.com reports.

The drugs were identified as methamphetamine worth over HK$30,000, police said. Police also found two different license plates from the trunk.

The silver sports car hit a police motorcycle on Camp Street at around 2 p.m. The driver ignored the police officer’s request to stop and drove away at high speed on Castle Peak Road toward Mong Kok. 

The driver took Tai Po Road and turned left to Pei Ho Street, having disobeyed two red traffic lights, Headline Daily reports.

The driver of the light goods vehicle, who delivers bread for a living, said it was the second time his vechicle was hit in recent months.

The Lexus driver was observed cutting lanes on Castle Peak Road. A motocycle policeman took off after him and a high-speed chase ensued for about 500 meters before the sports car clipped the light goods vehice.

Police are looking for the driver, who was believed to be alone in the car during the incident.

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