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Police make arrests after high speed vehicle pursuit brought to an end in Ballymena

Vehicle brought to a stop by police in Ballymena.

Police in Ballymena have arrested two men after a vehicle made off from officers, resulting in a high-speed pursuit.


The incident occurred on Friday night, 8th December, and was brought to an end on the A26 Crankill Road in Ballymena.


PSNI Road Policing officers from Steeple attempted to stop a vehicle which showed as being uninsured - an offence, a police spokesperson says, "that’s reasonably simple to deal with".


The police spokesperson continued:


"Unfortunately the driver had other ideas and decided not to stop for Police, this resulted in a pursuit by specially trained officers which ended up in the Ballymena area.


"Our colleagues from Ballymena were able to successfully use a Stinger to slow the vehicle before our officers used tactical contact to bring the vehicle to a stop, despite the subject vehicle first reverse-ramming the police vehicle.


"One male was arrested for a number of driving offences and a front seat passenger arrested for theft related offences."


Vehicle brought to a stop by police in Ballymena.

The raft of offences included dangerous driving, excess speed, going equipped for theft, possession of an offensive weapon, driving without insurance, failing to stop for police, assault on Police and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.


Both men have since been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.


The police spokesperson concluded:


"Great use of teamwork between our various districts, units and departments."


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