A 21-year-old Swedish national was chased by National Police in Costa del Sol’s Fuengirola after committing serious crimes against road safety and driving recklessly through four red lights.
According to police sources, the young man was driving down a well-known avenue of the municipality when he drove through a red light, he then saw the police presence and drove away recklessly in order to avoid them until he was finally detained.
The incident occurred on Monday night, May 18, the first day of phase 1 in Malaga. A patrol car observed how the vehicle was driving through a red traffic light and officers proceeded by activating both the siren and flashing lights to alert the driver and tell him to pull over.
When faced with this reaction from police forces, instead of slowing down, the young driver accelerated and managed to drive through an additional three red lights, “creating grave danger for both pedestrians and the drivers on the road” stated a report.
This is how the police chase began throughout the streets of Fuengirola which culminated in a forceful brake as the youngster had arrived at a pedestrian street with various occupied terraces.
The officers proceeded to identify the driver and the co-pilot of the vehicle and subsequently arrest the driver as the author of crimes against road safety and grave disobedience.
The detainee was driven to the Local Police station to conduct an alcohol test which came back negative, he was then taken to the police headquarters for a prosecution investigation and is now awaiting trial.