'Dangerous' BMW driver chased and tasered in Chorley after resisting arrest

Officers were forced to taser a BMW driver who 'violently resisted arrest' following a police chase through Chorley.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 11:52 am

Officers had responded to reports of a BMW driving dangerously along Garstang Road (A6) in Preston yesterday (Sunday, April 26).

Tac Ops officers in an unmarked police car then spotted the BMW driving erratically and at speed along the A6 in Clayton-le-Woods, where a chase began.

After refusing to pull over for police, the officers pursued the driver through Chorley before the BMW was brought to a stop in West Street Car Park in the town centre.

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But after exiting his car, the driver allegedly refused to co-operate with officers and 'violently resisted arrest'.

Officers were forced to fire a taser at the man to subdue him before he could be safely arrested.

The man was then arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop for police.

He remains in custody this morning, awaiting interview.

The driver was stopped in West Street Car Park in Chorley where he was tasered after allegedly resisting arrest. Pic: Lancashire Police

Deputy chief constable Terry Woods has praised officers for the manner in which handled the 'high-risk' situation.

"Just attended a very professional pursuit in Chorley," he said.

"High risk set of circumstances but dealt with in a proportionate, well planned and executed manner.

"Driver arrested. Top effort."

Police 'boxed in' the BMW at West Street Car Park following a tactical pursuit through the streets of Chorley yesterday (Sunday, April 26)

Lancashire Police have been approached for an update.