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(Video) BMW driver arrested after 70km car chase from Tsuen Wan to Tin Shui Wai

A male driver was on Wednesday arrested for furious driving as his navy-blue BMW sedan was intercepted and surrounded by police vehicles following a 70 km car chase that started in Tsuen Wan.

The vehicle had been mocked by drivers as being a “specialty” on Tsuen Wan Road as it was found pulled over in the slow lane of the road at around 9am every day, seriously obstructing the traffic.

According to a number of dashcam videos posted online, the BMW was spotted near a Sinopec gas station on Tsuen Wan Road – the “usual spot” it parked at about 8.45pm. Around 15 minutes later, the car was already seen running at high speed in a bid to lose a police vehicle as the two cars ran along Route 3, heading towards Tsim Sha Tsui.

The chase proceeded to Sha Tin Road at around 9.10am, and another video showed the BMW was still tailed by three police vehicles and five officers on motorbikes at around 9.24am.

The car was finally surrounded by police on Tin Ying Road in Tin Shui Wai. Yet, the driver refused to come out and locked himself inside.

Cops then cracked the windscreen and the windows with their batons and dragged the driver out. They also used pepper spray to subdue the driver.

The driver, 50, was then arrested for furious driving. He claimed his eyes and chest hurt and was sent to Tin Shui Wai Hospital.

Police said they received relevant complaints around 9am last Thursday (Mar 9) but didn't find the involved vehicle during a patrol. Police added that the driver was arrested in Tin Sha Wai at around 9.40am today after an investigation and remanded in custody.

It was understood that police mobilized up to 20 police vehicles for today’s arrest, and the BMW had crashed into the police vehicles thrice as well as into a private car during the chase.


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