The revoked driving license did not stop the 37-year-old resident of the Nowy Sącz poviat from driving someone else’s car. When the police tried to stop him, he ran only a few dozen meters and then stopped on a roadside escarpment.
A report about a driver who moves without a driving license and probably a stolen car was received by the district police station in Grybów (Małopolskie Voivodeship) on Friday morning. He sent a patrol to the spot, which a few kilometers away noticed a Peugeot with the indicated registration numbers.
“Therefore, they turned on the sound and light signals in the police car and tried to stop the driver for road control. However, he suddenly accelerated, but after driving several dozen meters, he lost control of the vehicle on the road bend and stopped on a nearby escarpment” – according to the police.
Fear of “fake cops”
The driver was not injured in the collision. He was checked in and it turned out that a 37-year-old resident of the Nowy Sącz poviat could not drive a vehicle due to revoked licenses.
“He explained that he was running away from the patrol because he thought that fake policemen were following him. In addition, it turned out that around midnight, a 37-year-old man from a property in one of the towns in Nowy Sącz took a Peugeot parked there, which was unlocked and the keys were found inside the vehicle,” the police statement reads. On the way, he filled up at a gas station, from where he left without paying.
The 37-year-old heard from the police officers allegations of taking the vehicle for short-term use, driving the vehicle after revoking the license and failing to stop for a road inspection. He faces up to five years in prison. He will also be held responsible for a misdemeanor of fuel theft.
Main photo source: Lesser Poland police