Man arrested following police chase in Melksham
11:23am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in Latest News
A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving, following a chase by police in Melksham.
A stolen car was flagged on the A420 in Chippenham at 8.53am by an automatic number plate recognition camera, and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance assisted police in tracking the car as it travelled into Melksham on the A350.
The 26-year-old driver failed to stop for officers at the Countywide roundabout and headed toward Avon Tires, before abandoning the car by Victoria Motors on Old Broughton Road.
Officers continued on foot, and arrested him near the railway station at 9.25am.
The man, who has no known address, was taken into custody at Melksham Police Station. His grey Vauxhall Zafira is believed to have been stolen from Bristol.