We often hear about brave and courageous members of the public who have stepped in to help the police with violent suspects who are intent on trying to escape dealing with the consequences of their actions.
In fact, the two fantastic members of the public who stepped in to help two Metropolitan Officers who were violently attacked in November will be getting a commendation for what they did.
We also often hear about (and see) members of the public who have helped the police to ‘trip up’ fleeing suspects as they try to evade the long arm of the law.
And now it would appear that two lorry drivers have joined the growing list of people who have gone above-and-beyond to help the police in situations where such assistance ends up being greatly appreciated.
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit recently shared the details of an incident where two truckers helped them to bring a pursuit to an abrupt end.
Whilst on patrol, officers located a stolen Audi that was also on false plates. The vehicle had five occupants and had no intention of stopping for the cops.
After indicating for the driver to pull over, he had other ideas and decided to try and flee from the police, putting other road users at risk in doing so.
The pursuit started in Langley Mill and ended up in Heanor.
During the pursuit, the driver of the stolen Audi drove with complete disregard for other road users and clearly only cared about his own freedom rather than the safety of innocent motorists who were just going about their business.
Having seen the reckless and outrageous driving of the Audi driver, two lorry drivers were having none of it and positioned their vehicles in a manner that meant the thief had no chance of getting away!
In total, five people were arrested at the scene – a considerable number of ‘wrong-uns’ by anyones standard.
Who knows what would have happened were it not for the quick-thinking of the lorry drivers who decided to try and thwart the attempts of the Audi driver to flee from the police.
We take our hats off to the lorry drivers for doing what they did – for all they knew, the car could have been full of gun-toting bank robbers and yet they clearly did not even think twice about helping the traffic officers bring the pursuit to an end.
Thanks to the help of the lorry drivers, another 5 dangerous and selfish suspected criminals have been put through the criminal justice system!
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