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If you're going to commit a crime, the weekend of Remembrance Sunday might be one of the stupidest times to do it.
After all, why not break the law when hundreds of trained military officers are parading the streets? I can think of at least one reason.
That's what one suspected drunk driver in Liverpool found out this past Saturday after he fled from a car crash and was chased by a British Army officer in full uniform.
The officer, who was on the way home from drills for Remembrance Sunday events, detained the man until the police showed up.
The suspect had been involved in a four-car pile-up in which four people were injured, although none of these injuries were serious.
The deed didn't go unnoticed by Merseyside Police, who were quick to praise the off-duty army officer.
The officer was commended by the region's Roads Policing Unit, who tweeted about the incident.
"It's fitting that on 11/11 the [alleged] offending driver in this RTC [road traffic collision] ran away and was caught by one of @BritishArmy finest (in full uniform after 'drill' today ready for tomorrow) and detained until police arrived/arrested," the traffic department's tweet read.
"Superb work!", they added. "Thankfully all minor injury in the collision. #thanks"
It's fitting, that on 11/11 the offending driver in this RTC ran away and was caught by one of @BritishArmy finest (in full uniform after 'drill' today ready for tomorrow) & detained until Police arrived/arrested. Superb work! Thankfully all minor injury in the collision #thanks pic.twitter.com/WFR9KKHT85
- Roads Policing Unit (@MerPolTraffic) November 11, 2017
Although thankfully, people weren't seriously hurt in the incident, ambulance, fire crews and police patrols were all quick to attend the scene.
However, the vehicles involved in the incident weren't quite so lucky to escape unscathed.
Pictures shared by the Roads Policing Unit in their tweet showed the cars involved in the incident left looking like write-offs.
The incident happened on Huyton Lane in Liverpool at 5.30pm on Saturday following the crash near an Asda superstore.
A Merseyside Police spokesman confirmed the arrest of the man who is believed to remain in police custody.
"A 28-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and remains in custody for questioning," a police spokesman said.
So next time you plan on getting up to any mischief on Remembrance Day, just watch your back. You might just find an off-duty officer coming after you.
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