Almost killed cops
Georgians (51) stopped after a chase on the A1
The police stopped a zigzag driver on the A1 motorway. The 51-year-old’s car ended up in a roundabout on an exit in Lausanne.
The driver was noticed by a police patrol near Coppet VD (archive).
A driver fled from the police with his vehicle on the A1 motorway in Vaud early Monday evening. After a chase, the man was stopped and arrested in Lausanne.
The 51-year-old Georgian, who lives in Valais, was noticed by a patrol shortly before 6 p.m., the Vaud canton police said. This was because he was zigzagging at the Coppet exit and endangering other road users.
Severely excessive speed
The man was heading towards Lausanne. At the level of Bursins, a second patrol car also took up the pursuit. However, the motorist reportedly ignored the requests to stop. Instead, he tried to shake off his pursuers. It is said that he was driving at a very high speed and crashed into the guardrail several times.
With flashing lights and a siren, the police followed the driver to the Lausanne-Maladière exit. The Lausanne city police had taken up positions there to stop him. According to the communiqué, the Georgian first collided with his vehicle with another car and almost killed two police officers. Eventually he lost control of his car in the nearby roundabout.
Nobody was injured in the incident. An investigation was launched against the 51-year-old. The motorway exit, the Maladière roundabout and the Route de Chavannes were closed for a long time. Only at 1.45 a.m. on Tuesday did the police fully open it to traffic again. (SDA)