Drink-driver arrested in stolen car after crashing into lamppost in Walsall
A suspected drink-driver has been arrested after trying to flee from police in a stolen car before crashing into a lamppost in Walsall.
The Ford Fiesta sped off from officers in the Brownhills area at around 2am on Saturday morning.
Shortly afterwards, it collided with a lamppost in Lindon Road and the driver ran off down Harley Close.
Police caught up with him after he tried to jump over a fence. He was found to be twice over the drink drive limit.
The 28-year-old from Walsall was arrested on suspicion of drinking driving, drugs possession and car theft.
A quantity of drugs were found in the car – which turned out to have been stolen from the Bilston area in November last year.
A spokesman from West Midlands Police said: "A Ford Fiesta made off from officers at 2am today [Saturday] in the Brownhills area but collided with a lamppost in Lindon Road a short time later.
"The driver ran away into Harley Close but was quickly caught by officers as he tried jumping over a fence.
"The car was found to be running on cloned plates – checks confirmed it had been stolen in November from Bilston.
"A quantity of what's believed to be Class A and B drugs were also recovered.
"A 28-year-old man, from the Delves area of Walsall, remains in police custody on suspicion of drink driving, drugs possession, and car theft."
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