Man Arrested After Police Car Chase In West Belfast

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a police car chase in west Belfast.

The PSNI saw a red Volkswagen driving in the Beechmount area with no lights on.

They signalled for the vehicle to stop, however a pursuit commenced onto the Falls Road where it was stung by other officers from the auto crime team.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "As a result an adult male was arrested for drink driving among other traffic offences and the vehicle is away to be crushed.
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"Through quick actions this incident was brought to a swift, and safe, conclusion and resulted in a seriously dangerous driver being removed from the streets of West Belfast."


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