A 31-year-old man from Andover was arrested late on Saturday night (8th January 2022) following a pursuit through Salisbury.
At approximately 11.30pm, officers spotted a vehicle driving the wrong way down Brown Street. The vehicle failed to stop for police and a pursuit took place through the city centre, along the A30, the A36, then on to the A345 towards Amesbury.
The driver lost control of the vehicle and collided with a car before the driver decamped.
A dog handler attended the scene and a police dog tracked to a man who was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, driving whilst unfit through drugs, drink driving, failing to stop for police, and taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
He was taken to custody and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said, “Anyone who witnessed the incident should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54220002401. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”