He ran away from the police for five kilometers through the streets of Gdynia (Pomeranian Voivodeship). The driver collided with a police car, but the police had to shoot out one of the car’s tires to prevent further escape. The man was charged with three charges by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
The 34-year-old, who fled from the police in a car through the streets of Gdynia on November 26, was charged with three prosecutors. During the chase, a traffic policeman shot at the car’s tire to immobilize it.
– The 34-year-old was interrogated by the prosecutor and heard three charges – Grażyna Wawryniuk, spokeswoman for the District Prosecutor’s Office in Gdańsk, told PAP.
She explained that the man confessed to the crimes he was accused of during the interrogation that took place on Monday.
– The prosecutor applied preventive measures against him: police supervision and bail in the amount of one and a half thousand zlotys – said the prosecutor.
The man will be charged with active assault on a police officer who tried to stop him for a road check, failure to stop for a road check and possession of a narcotic drug. Prosecutor Wawryniuk added that the 34-year-old had marijuana with him.
– Blood was taken from the man for further toxicological tests – said Wawryniuk.
He collided with a police car and hit the sidewalk
A police chase took place on November 26 before noon in Gdynia. The man did not stop for a road check and ran away from the police. During the pursuit of the car driven by the 34-year-old, one of the policemen used his service weapon.
As the Gdynia police press officer, Assistant Commissioner Jolanta Grunert, explained at the time, the policeman shot the car tire to immobilize the vehicle in which the 34-year-old was escaping. In an interview with PAP, she said that “explanatory activities are being carried out in the event of the use of a weapon” and added that “exceeding the powers of the officer has been ruled out.”
According to the policewoman, while escaping, the driver posed a real threat to the life and health of other road users.
– While fleeing, the driver drove onto the sidewalk where there were pedestrians. It’s lucky that there was no tragedy, Grunert reported after the chase.
Active assault on an officer is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and failure to comply with an order to stop the car is punishable by up to five years. However, the code provides for up to three years’ imprisonment for drug possession.
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