Mojacar man tries to run over officer

IT has been a treacherous week on Mojacar roads. A man from Mojacar, aged 49, was arrested after he allegedly attempted to run down a Guardia Civil officer at a routine vehicle checkpoint.

He stopped his vehicle when requested to do so, but then accelerated, heading for one of the officers, who had to jump to the side of the road to avoid being hit, according to the Guardia Civil. Another officer managed to put his arm through the driver’s window and stop the car a few metres away, just before it crashed into the patrol car.

It was then that the driver threw a red bag out of the car which was found to contain nine small bags of cocaine. He was identified and his car was searched, revealing €250. He was then charged with a crime against public health and attacking an officer of the law.

Meanwhile, two Madrid men were arrested for failing to aid a person they had allegedly hit with their car while in the nightlife area of Mojacar. While patrolling the streets, Guardia Civil saw how an Audi was reversing at high speed, hitting a parked van and trapping a person who was between the van and another car.

The victim sustained considerable injuries and was taken to La Inmaculada Hospital in Huercal Overa. The officers pursued the offending vehicle with their lights and sirens on, but the driver ignored this and sped away, endangering other drivers and pedestrians.

Shortly afterwards the vehicle was stopped and its two occupants identified at the entrance to Garrucha. Both of them were drunk, and were charged with causing bodily harm, failing to provide help at the scene of an accident, serious disobedience of an officer of the law and endangering road safety.

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