Dog unit sent into woods after reckless driver and passengers legged it in Cleland

A driver in a damaged vehicle was ordered to stop on Cleland’s Main Street but did not do so, sparking a police chase involving a dog unit in local woodland last Friday (October 15).

Officers spotted the vehicle at 3.20pm and signalled for the motorist to stop amidst safety fears, but instead of doing so, he started driving in a reckless manner instead.

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After a short time the vehicle stopped on Cleland Road where the occupants made off on foot into the woods.

A police dog handler attended to assist and with the help of the dog unit the occupants of the car were located.

Consequently, a 24-year-old male, a 25-year-old male and a 35-year-old female have been arrested in relation to the alleged incident and reported to the Procurator Fiscal in regard to numerous alleged road traffic offences.