Fuel scammer loses control while fleeing police

Crime – Kodersdorf : Tank fraudster loses control while fleeing the police

The blue light on the roof of a police car. Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa/Symbolbild (Photo: dpa)

Directly from the dpa news channel

Bautzen / Görlitz (dpa / sn) – The accident of a tank fraudster near Autobahn 4 near Görlitz revealed the theft of the car the night before in Breitungen-Werra (Thuringia). The 39-year-old drove on from the Oberlausitz rest area without paying, as the Görlitz police department announced on Sunday. When a patrol wanted to stop him shortly afterwards near the Weißenberg junction and then on the federal highway 115 near Görlitz, he sped away.

At a roundabout, the driver lost control of the car when it hit the curb of the traffic island, went off track on uneven ground and was finally stopped in a meadow. He and his passenger, a 36-year-old, were slightly injured – and arrested after outpatient treatment in the hospital. The driver was under the influence of drugs and was wanted in his home country of Poland with an arrest warrant. The criminal police are investigating the case.

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