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Driver arrested in Estepona after losing control of a stolen car

The state of the vehicle after the accident.
The state of the vehicle after the accident. / CNP
  • The SUV crashed on a motorway slip road after reaching speeds of 180 kilometres per hour on the A7 coast road

National Police officers have arrested the driver of a stolen SUV in Estepona, after the vehicle crashed - and rolled several times - while the motorist was trying to flee from them.

The incident happened at 8.30pm on 18 September, on the A-7 motorway as it passes through Estepona, heading towards Cadiz.

A police patrol spotted a SUV travelling at a high speed in a section of road limited to 80 kilometres per hour.

After the police car caught up with the vehicle, and the officers indicated to the motorist to stop at the next exit, the driver, instead, put his foot down allegedly reaching speeds of 180 km/h and overtaking other vehicles on both the left and on the right, putting the safety of other road users at risk.

Finally, the driver lost control of the vehicle when he tried to take exit 153 of the A-7 motorway at speed, and the SUV rolled several times.

The police officers assited the motorist, who got out of the car with out help, and he was treated on the spot by an ambulance crew.

Police investigations confirmed that the SUV had fake registration plates – from a vehicle of another make and model. However, the officers could see the chassis number stamped on the overturned vehicle that confirmed that had been reported stolen from Esplugas de Llobregat (Barcelona).

The suspect, a 27-year-old Spaniard, has been arrested for his alleged involvement in crimes against road safety and document falsification.