A CAR chase took place through Rugby town centre today (Wednesday April 18), during which a pedestrian was nearly knocked over.
A 27-year-old man from Middlesex was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, failing to stop when directed to do so, driving without insurance and possession of drugs.
Officers tried to stop the car following a report of a theft from a shop on Chapel Street at around midday.
It was tracked through the centre where it was spotted on the wrong side of the road on Regent Place and nearly hit a pedestrian near the clock tower.
Occupants tried to flee the car after stopping in Albert Street, before being detained by officers.
Sergeant Simon Paull said: “This car was driven in an extremely dangerous manner through the town centre at a busy time of day. It is extremely lucky nobody was injured or worse.
“There were a lot of people in the area at the time. I’d ask anyone who witnessed the incident and hasn’t yet spoken to police to get in touch.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.