A LOCAL youth has been arrested following a dangerous police chase through the streets of La Herradura, Almuñecar police have reported.
Local Police officers and a Guardia Civil patrol were sent to a local pub after receiving calls stating two people were causing damage, but by the time they arrived the suspects had driven away.
Armed with descriptions of the men and the car provided by witnesses, officers began to search the area. While the Local Police officers found one of the two outside his nearby home, the Guardia Civil informed them that they had found the other, 22-year-old suspect, but he had sped away.
A long car chase ensued, first through local streets and then along the N340 road. During the chase, the Local Police car ended up in a ditch after having to swerve to avoid being rammed by the car, which was speeding, driving on the wrong side of the road and ignoring stop signs, the police later reported.
Eventually the man, found by a breathalyser test to have been drinking, was caught and taken to the Guardia Civil barracks in Almuñecar, where he was charged with a number of offenses including resisting arrest, threats and dangerous driving.