Derbyshire man arrested for six offences after throwing cocaine from car during ‘dangerous’ police chase

A man was arrested on suspicion of six offences after leading officers on a chase through Derbyshire.

Tuesday, 10th May 2022, 11:19 am

On Monday, May 9, the Derbyshire Road Crime Unit pulled over a driver in South Normanton after he approached a junction while using his mobile phone.

Upon pulling up, the vehicle immediately failed to stop, and officers began to give chase. After two corners, a package of cocaine was thrown from the drivers window.

The offender drover dangerously along country roads and also threw a mobile phone from the car. Whilst a police helicopter was en-route, he damaged his front tyre after mounting a kerb, forcing him to give up. He was subsequently arrested.

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The motorist was eventually stopped and arrested on suspicion of six offences.

Macauley Welby, 23, of no fixed abode was charged with:

- dangerous driving

- disqualified driving

- failure to stop

- Taking a vehicle without consent

- possession of cocaine

- no insurance