Watch as driver who fled scene of car crash is caught hiding up a tree
Watch as driver who fled scene of car crash is caught hiding up a tree after being tracked down by police dog and drone
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A hapless man who was running away from police was discovered up a tree by a dog and drone, a video shows.
The man had dumped a car upside down in the street and scarpered to the top of a tree in Deal, Kent on June 26, 2022.
Footage shows the moment police discovered the driver hiding in the tree with the assistance of force dog Eli and drone pilot PC Andy Green.
Search dog Eli leads officers to a wooded area before the man is spotted due to his light clothing by PC Green at the top of the tree.
The man then insulted police officers and was arrested after he climbed down.
Search dog Eli worked with a drone flown by PC Andy Green to find the man, who was hiding up a tree
The man hiding in the tree, circled in red, was visible to drone pilot PC Andy Green due to his light clothing
PC Green said: ‘There are times when officers responding to incidents can track down suspects on foot.
‘But police dogs and drones are obviously invaluable resources when this is not possible.
‘The drone is an increasingly useful part of police kit, helping us locate missing people, provide situation awareness and cover a larger area than officers on the ground would normally be able to.’
Police dog Eli helped officers to find the man, who had abandoned a vehicle upside down in the road
Officers tracked down the driver – who was banned from driving for two years following the incident, using a police dog and a drone
The man (circled in red) was given an 18-month community order, 200 hours of unpaid work, a drink-drive rehabilitation order and was disqualified from driving for two years
Police dog Eli led officers to a wooded area near Deal in Kent, where the man was hiding up the tree last June
A 28-year-old man from Herne Bay was later charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis and a public order offence, relating to comments made to attending officers.
He admitted both charges at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on 23 February.
The man was given an 18-month community order, 200 hours of unpaid work, a drink-drive rehabilitation order and was disqualified from driving for two years.
Locals praised the work of the police and said the man must be feeling ‘daft’.
Janet Lyon said: ‘Great work Kent Police, I imagine he is feeling a bit daft now.’
Another Kent resident added: ‘Great job all round.’
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