A police dog and helicopter teamed up to locate a man who fled a late-night crash on the M4.
Emergency services were called to the smash near Junction 15 eastbound, near Swindon, shortly before midnight yesterday (Saturday, 10 September).
The road traffic collision involved three cars, with the driver of one fleeing the scene.
Wiltshire Police tasked a dog unit and a National Police Air Service helicopter from Bristol with the incident in a bid to locate the suspect.
Police dog (PD) Bree ran into fields during the search as the police aircraft began circling in the skies above the crash scene.
PD Bree’s handler said that “NPAS came overhead and confirmed she had caught up to within 30m of them”, adding that the driver “gave themselves up when challenged”.
The force confirmed that a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of careless driving, drink driving and failure to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.
He remains in custody for questioning this morning (Sunday, 11 September).
Police said that nobody was seriously injured in the motorway smash.
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