Multi-agency search for man

The Oban Times - - News -

A MAN who made off af­ter crash­ing his car on the A816 near to Kil­more did more than just woke up lo­cal res­i­dents – he felt the full force of the law in ac­tion.

The in­ci­dent in the early hours of Satur­day morn­ing saw the driver of an Audi make off, but he was seen by an­other driver who al­most crashed into the aban­doned ve­hi­cle.

The in­ci­dent saw po­lice of­fi­cers from all over the com­mand area pulled in to search for the man. The sup­port of he­li­copter Coast­guard 177 and the po­lice dog unit was also en­listed.

Sergeant Alan Moore of Oban Po­lice Sta­tion said: ‘ We used the sig­nif­i­cant po­lice re­sources avail­able to us as we were deal­ing with a man who had been in­volved in a se­ri­ous car crash.’

Later that morn­ing, po­lice lo­cated a 32-year- old man who was be­lieved to be in­volved in the in­ci­dent.

The man was charged with driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of drink or drugs, driv­ing with­out in­sur­ance or an MOT, cul­pa­ble and reck­less con­duct, at­tempt­ing to per­vert the course of jus­tice, and fail­ing to re­port a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent.

A re­port has been made to the Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal.

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