Drunk driver crashes into three vehicles in Fuengirola

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Drunk driver crashes into three vehicles while being chased by police in the Malaga municipality of Fuengirola

Local Police officers in the Malaga municipality of Fuengirola have arrested a drunk driver this morning, Sunday, April 4. According to police sources, the detainee crashed into three vehicles while trying to evade the chasing police car.

The incident occurred at around 9am, when a patrol from Fuengirola Local Police observed a red coloured Audi A3 allegedly travelling at high speed along the Torreblanca promenade, near the Hotel Angela. A chase ensued as the driver tried to escape, eventually crashing into two other cars on Calle Jaen, as well as a motorbike.

In the process of trying to outrun the cop car, he also reportedly collided with a palm tree, a public lighting metre, and several traffic signs. The driver, aged 30, was subsequently breathalysed, which returned a positive result, and so he was arrested.

As reported through social networks by Isabel Gonzalez, the mobility councillor of Fuengirola City Council, the driver has been arrested “for crimes against road safety, for reckless driving, and for doing so under the influence of alcohol”.

Police sources confirmed that no one had been injured in this incident. However, medical assistance had to be requested to attend to a woman who suffered a fall while trying to avoid being hit at the scene of the event, as reported by malagahoy.es.

Watch the video posted on Twitter courtesy of 101TV Malaga:


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