The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Young man crashes into police motorcycle as he tries to flee Ħamrun search

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 20:22 Last update: about 5 months ago

Police officers who stopped a young driver in Ħamrun on Saturday escaped unhurt run after the man tried to flee the scene twice in quick succession.

The 24-year-old from Tarxien with a history of other traffic offences was driving along St Joseph High Street when officers noticed that the windows on his Mitsubishi Shogun SUV were all darkly tinted.

The traffic officers stopped the driver and ordered him to turn off the engine.

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But, instead of complying, the driver hit the accelerator and made off. 

Officers quickly caught up with him and stopped the car. But the young man got aggressive and again hit the accelerator.

This time, he drove in the direction of two officers and smashed into a police motorcycle, narrowly missing the two.

The police gave chase and caught the man later.

Nobody was hurt in the incident and the youth is now under arrest, the police said. 

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