A MAN is to be questioned by police after a Mercedes “ploughed” through a hedge before coming to a stop in a Bournemouth front garden.
A white Mercedes CLA crashed in Manor Road at around 10.30pm on Saturday, September 30.
It is reported the car had failed to stop for police before the crash and had hit a parking meter and lamppost, according to witnesses.
One woman, who heard the crash, said she opened the curtains to see the car in her front garden and two people “running away from the car”.
Following enquiries, a man in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of driving offences and was taken to hospital as a precaution.
He was later de-arrested and will be interviewed by police at a later date.
A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “We received a report at 10.34pm on Saturday 30 September 2023 that a vehicle had driven off from officers in the area of Wootton Mount in Bournemouth.
“The vehicle also reportedly failed to stop for officers in Grove Road and was subsequently involved in a collision in Manor Road. It was reported the vehicle collided with a hedgerow and a lamppost.
“It was further reported that the driver of the vehicle had left the scene and following enquiries a man aged in his 50s was arrested on suspicion of driving offences.
“He was taken to hospital as a precaution and was subsequently de-arrested. He will be interviewed by officers at a later date.”