Man arrested after police pursuit from York to Leeds

The A64 looking towards the Hopgrove Roundabout. Photograph © Google Street View
14 Aug 2020 @ 4.58 pm
| Crime

North Yorkshire Police officers are questioning a West Yorkshire man after a car chase from York to Leeds.

Traffic patrols noticed the red Audi A3 on the A64 near the Hopgrove roundabout at 1.09am on this morning (Friday, 14 August).

When they attempted to pull the car over it didn’t stop, and the vehicle headed west.

The Audi was located over the county border after it had crashed through a barrier on the slip road onto the M1 near Garforth.

Following a search of a nearby field, officers arrested a 29-year-old man from the Leeds area at 1.32am.

He was detained on suspicion of drink-driving and theft of a car. He remains in custody while police enquiries are ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation, are asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Please quote reference number 12200140377 when providing details about this incident.