A driver had an accident on the A5 near Darmstadt in the presence of the police and then fled. The officials were on the highway early Friday morning because of an accident recording, the police said. Meanwhile, the 45-year-old drove his car into a construction site next to a patrol car. The patrol crew took up the pursuit of the A5.
The 45-year-old stopped briefly at the Darmstadt-Griesheim junction. But when the officers got out, he drove on, according to the police. The driver tried to shake off the patrol car several more times before losing control of his car on the way downtown. The vehicle crashed into the left and right guard rails, which ended the pursuit.
The police arrested the driver for the time being. A possible reason for his behavior was initially unclear.