Police chase through Lewes leads to arrest

A police chase through the streets of Lewes resulted in a man being arrested for multiple offences.

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 11:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 1:12 pm

A police chase through the streets of Lewes resulted in a man being arrested for multiple offences.

Officers on patrol in the town last night (August 17) spotted a speeding car at around 9pm in Nevill Road and signalled for it to stop.

The vehicle initially failed to do so, according to Sussex Police, and a short pursuit ensued.

A police chase through the streets of Lewes ended in an arrest

It eventually stopped in Horsfield Road, where police say the driver and passenger were detained.

The driver failed a roadside drugs test, police said, and a search of the car resulted in a small amount of cannabis being found and seized.

A 35-year-old man from Lewes was arrested on suspicion of drug-driving, dangerous driving, possession of cannabis, driving with no insurance and failing to stop when required by police.

Sussex Police say he remains in custody at this stage.

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