Home   Hythe   News   Article

Police dog Eli tracks down suspected drink driver

By Aidan Barlow

A police dog tracked down an alleged drink driver who had fled from the scene of a car crash and hidden himself in bushes at a motorway roundabout.

Eli was deployed along with handler PC Ed Goldswain after officers were called to the crash near junction 11 of the M20 motorway at Hythe at 6.50pm on Sunday, August 20.

The driver had left the scene, and a search of the surrounding areas ended without success. But Eli found a hidden track over rough terrain, where the suspect was hiding among the bushes.

Eli with handler PC Ed Goldswain. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

Eli with handler PC Ed Goldswain. Picture courtesy of Kent Police

A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and was also found in possession of class A and class B drugs. He was also arrested on suspicion of driving while uninsured and for stealing a driving licence.

He remains in custody.

 

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More