Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Porsche Into Taxi During Police Chase, Then Runs Away

A suspected drunk driver was arrested after he crashed a Porsche while fleeing police, traffic cops said. The drama occurred in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, on Saturday night.

Police released footage showing the red sports car in traffic on Didsbury Road and then moments later with extensive damage to the front end after colliding with a taxi. The driver was said to have fled but was arrested after a brief foot chase. Tonight he remained in police custody and was being questioned on suspicion of a series of traffic offences, including driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Police said no one was seriously injured during the incident and an investigation into the incident is continuing. Shortly after being appointed as Greater Manchester Police’s new chief constable last year, Stephen Watson promised to increase the number of traffic police on the roads.

Following the accident at Heaton Mersey earlier today, GMP Traffic posted photos of the car and tweeted: “The driver of this Porsche collided with a taxi on Didsbury Road while trying to escape.” #XT74.

“The driver ran off but didn’t get very far. He has failed a breath test and is on his way to custody for dangerous driving/failure to stop and driving under the influence of alcohol. No serious injuries.” #fatal4.”

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