Pulled-over Mercedes driver arrested after trying to outrun police in Hemel Hempstead

A Mercedes driver who attempted to outrun police after being pulled over in Hemel has been arrested in connection with a burglary.

Thursday, 19th December 2019, 2:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 3:33 pm

Officers were called to Tring High Street in the early hours of Wednesday after a business premises was broken into.

They found the front window had been smashed through by a burglar to gain entry.

A silver Mercedes linked to the incident was later spotted in Hemel Hempstead, but refused to stop for police at first.

Credit: Herts Police

When the vehicle finally pulled over the driver attempted to run from officers, but was caught.

A 22-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of:

- Failing to stop

- Dangerous driving

- Driving without insurance

- Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

- Burglary

- Theft of a motor vehicle

- Possession of class B drugs (cannabis)

He has been bailed until 13 January while enquiries continue.