Cape driver on 4X4 bashing spree

2013-01-02 21:42
A man has been arrested after he drove a four-wheel vehicle around crashing into parked cars. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

A man has been arrested after he drove a four-wheel vehicle around crashing into parked cars. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - A man was arrested after he drove a four-wheel vehicle around crashing into parked cars and police cars in Lansdowne in Cape Town, according to a report on Wednesday.

The Cape Argus reported that a tow-truck driver, Zahier Barden, brought the rogue Jeep to a stop several hours after its driver started his journey, despite about 20 police vehicles tailing the car on New Year's evening.

Barden told the Cape Argus that it seemed like the driver was on drugs and drove from Lansdowne to Philippi and back to Lansdowne, Wetton and Crawford.

Police fired at the car, shooting out three of the tyres, but the Jeep kept going, according to the report.

Barden intervened by squeezing his tow-truck past the police vehicles to ambush the car. By dropping his towing array he forced the vehicle to stop not far from the Lansdowne police station.

"Police were trying to get him out but he locked the doors. So, I went up there and broke some of the vehicle’s windows and helped the cops get him out," Barden said.

"I don’t know what he was on, but he was immensely strong," Barden said, explaining that it took a few officers to put handcuffs on the driver.

Western Cape police officials were not able to provide more details of the incident.

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