Date
19 May 2019
After being pursued for about 30 kilometers, the seven-seater private car hit roadside railings on Castle Peak Road in Sham Tseng in the early hours of Monday. The driver, 46, was arrested. Photo: HKEJ/i-Cable News
After being pursued for about 30 kilometers, the seven-seater private car hit roadside railings on Castle Peak Road in Sham Tseng in the early hours of Monday. The driver, 46, was arrested. Photo: HKEJ/i-Cable News

Driver, 46, arrested after high-speed police chase ends in crash

A 46-year-old man who engaged police in a high-speed chase was arrested after his car crashed into the roadside railings.

At around 2 a.m. on Monday, police stopped a seven-seater private car at a roadblock on Tsing Kwai Highway, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The driver, after a brief halt, suddenly restarted the engine and fled the scene, leaving an officer injured in the shoulder.

Officers then chased the car, which sped up to 180 kilometers per hour.

After being pursued about 30 kilometers, the car hit roadside railings on Castle Peak Road across Chan Kee Commercial Centre in Sham Tseng.

When they arrived, police found the car abandoned, but later saw the driver trying to pose as someone leaving the center. They arrested him.

Investigation showed that the driver was holding learner’s driving license and the car belonged to a friend who had asked him to help sell it.

A breathalyzer test showed he was not involved in drink-driving.

He was arrested for eight offenses, including furious driving, driving during a non-learning period, driving without an instructor, and driving without a valid license. He was later granted bail.

The man will have to report back to the police in late May.

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