The 44-year-old started in Chełm (Lublin Voivodeship) in pursuit of the driver who damaged his car. He hit another car and then fled on foot. He was stopped by the district police. It turned out that the 37-year-old was drunk.
A Ford coming from the opposite direction veered into his lane and hit his car while passing him. This was the report submitted by the 44-year-old on Monday (October 9) in the afternoon. There was a suspicion that the driver of the Ford was drunk because he did not stop and continued driving.
“Then the injured party followed him, informing the police officer on duty about the route of the car. Police patrols were sent to the site,” writes Commissioner Ewa Czyż from the Municipal Police Headquarters in Chełm in a statement.
He didn’t even think about stopping, but at some point he abandoned the car
While escaping, the driver of the Ford damaged another car that was parked in the parking lot.
“Even after this incident, he didn’t even think about stopping. At one point, when he abandoned the car and started running away on foot, the reporting person ran after him,” notes Kom. Czyż.
He had two per mille of alcohol in his body
The man was detained by district police. It turned out to be a 37-year-old from Chełm. A breathalyzer test showed that he had two per mille of alcohol in his body. He spent the night in a room for detained persons. Today, when he sobers up, further procedural activities will be performed with his participation.
Driving under the influence of alcohol is punishable by up to two years in prison. The man will also face severe financial consequences. He will also be responsible for causing a collision.
The incident took place near the Słoneczne housing estate in Chełm.
Main photo source: KMP Chełm