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Drunk with no licence, driver rams police speed check-point
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Drunk with no licence, driver rams police speed check-point

13.05.2016 From our online archive
In dramatic scenes in Esch-sur-Alzette on Thursday morning, a motorist drove directly at a police check-point in an attempt to avoid control. One officer had to leap to safety in order to avoid being hit.

In dramatic scenes in Esch-sur-Alzette on Thursday morning, a motorist drove directly at a police check-point in an attempt to avoid control. One officer had to leap to safety in order to avoid being hit.

Police officers had set up a speed check point on rue de Belval in Esch-sur-Alzette when a car approached them travelling at 78 kph in a 50 kph zone.

Initially the car slowed down, but then suddenly accelerated and headed straight for one of the officers forcing him to leap to the side of the road to escape the path of the speeding vehicle.

The police immediately began a search for the offending car and driver and finally, a few kilometres away in Oberkorn, the vehicle was spotted with no lights on, believed to be an attempt to evade capture.

But the drama didn't end there as the driver and passenger then leapt out of the car and attempted to flee the scene on foot, but were eventually caught and arrested in a nearby playground.

No driving licence, no insurance, alcohol and drugs....

When questioned, the driver explained that he attempted to elude police because he was not in possession of a valid driving licence or car insurance.

Not entirely satisfied with his explanation, the officers carried out a breathalyser test to discover the driver was over the legal alcohol limit, but his offences didn't end there. Drugs were also found stashed inside the car.

After being informed of all the driver’s offences, the prosecution ordered the confiscation of the vehicle. 

The man will now be brought before a judge to face all the offences he is accused of, including using his car as a "weapon" against a police officer.