Far too often, you only end up hearing about the drivers who got away when it comes to vehicle pursuits.
The numpties who decide to flee from the police and, in doing, put everyone else’s life a risk, literally do not care about anyone other than themselves.
It was only 4 days ago that we covered the story of a male who fled from the police who rolled his car (even after losing the police) and then left an 18-month-old child in the wrecked vehicle as he ran from the scene like a coward.
And THESE are the sort of individuals who the police have to deal with when they come up against someone who fails to stop.
During my time in the Met Police, I had my fair share of vehicle pursuits.
My ‘police radar’ become finely tuned when it came to ‘detecting’
I would say that for every one vehicle that got away, four got caught.
In London, pursuits tend not to last that long for a variety of reasons
The ones who do get away probably think that they are ‘better drivers’ than the police officers who are pursuing them when, in truth,
I remember being in one pursuit where the driver, who had just brandished a machete to a group of people, mounted the pavement in his bid to escape.
A young mother just happened to be coming out of a shop as the driver of the fleeing car decided to drive straight into her path.
Luckily, she had lightening fast reactions and so probably ended up saving the life of her young child.
The muppet in this
So when people ‘brag’ about getting away from the police, it just means that their driving was probably so reckless, that the police ‘held back’ or called off the pursuit anyway!
But not everyone gets away….
In the video below, are two prime examples of drivers who thought that they could get away from the police, who but didn’t.
The video might make people think twice about running from the police. Although I doubt it. Still, its worth a try.
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