Police Lose Scooter In 13 km/h Chase
This plucky pensioner led police on a low-speed chase around Middlesbrough - and then gave officers the slip.
The lukewarm pursuit started after he caused traffic chaos by crawling down the fast lane of a busy dual carriageway.
Police asked the stubborn senior citizen to pull over. But he defiantly cranked his battery-powered mobility scooter up to its top speed - 8mph (13km/h) - and somehow managed to escape their attention.
Engineer, Ian Hardy, from Darlington said he couldn’t believe his eyes as he watched the chase unfold on the A1032 Newport Bridge Approach Road on Monday afternoon.
“It was just incredible,” said Ian, of Darlington, who captured the action on camera. “It was so bizarre. He came along in the outside lane with a queue of traffic behind him and a panda car to his left.
“Most motorists were having a bit of a laugh. It was so strange. You don’t expect something like that on a busy road. It was like a bit of a circus.
A police van joined the pursuit and when cops eventually caught up with the pensioner, he was escorted to safety.
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