Police dog praised after finding Falkirk area drunk driver who fled from scene

A police dog has earned praise on social media after tracking down a drunk driver who tried to evade officers.

Sunday, 14th November 2021, 12:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th November 2021, 3:29 pm

PD Saul found the man in a section of woodland in Bonnybridge on Saturday morning.

The man, aged 37, has been charged in connection with the incident.

Police Scotland Dogs tweeted: “In the early hours this morning (Saturday) a drunk driver made off from police in the Falkirk area.

Police dog Saul tracked down a drunk driver who tried to flee from officers in Falkirk district. Picture: Police Dogs Scotland.

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“PD Saul was deployed to track. He located the male hiding in a wooded area.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “On Saturday, November 13, at around 3.35am, officers attempted to stop a car on Norwood Avenue, Bonnybridge.

“The driver made off on foot from officers but was traced a short time later in woodland in the area of Bonnybridge Golf Course.

“A 37-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection with road traffic offences and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.”

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