At least three drivers fled a traffic stop and were involved in traffic accidents this weekend in the South of Minas. Two cases occurred in Poços de Caldas, one in Jardim Primavera and the other on Avenida João Pinheiro. The most recent took place on MG-455, between Andradas and Ibitiúra de Minas.
A couple was arrested this Sunday afternoon (5) after escaping from a Military Highway Police operation taking place on MG-455, in Andradas (MG). According to the PMR, the police ordered the driver to stop, but he fled at high speed towards Ibitiúra de Minas.
As a result, the military began to pursue the car. According to the PMR, the driver was speeding, overtaking other vehicles in a prohibited area, traveling in the wrong direction. Motorcyclists had to leave the road to avoid hitting the car, according to police.
During the chase, the military called for backup from other police officers to block the highway. To stop the car, the police fired at the vehicle. The shots hit the right rear bumper, the trunk lid and the right rear tire of the car.
After the shots, the driver lost control on a curve and rolled into the post, becoming immobilized. According to PMR, the driver got out of the car and went towards the police officers. To contain the man, the military used pepper spray and physical force.
While the military immobilized the driver, his girlfriend took the wheel of the car and fled the scene towards Andradas. A few meters ahead, she lost control of the vehicle, left the road and fell into an embankment. The woman suffered minor injuries, according to PMR.
Technical expertise was called, but was dismissed by the delegate on duty. The car was seized and removed by an accredited tow truck.
The couple was taken to Santa Casa de Andradas. The two and the police officers involved underwent a forensic examination.
Still according to the PMR, both drivers are disqualified. They took a breathalyzer test which tested negative for alcohol use. The couple was taken to the Poços de Caldas police station.
Arrested after escaping from Municipal Guard Blitz
On Saturday afternoon (4), a man was arrested after fleeing a traffic stop on Avenida Wenceslau Braz and hitting a car in Jardim Primavera.
According to the PM, the Municipal Guard’s scent dog detected drugs inside the car that tried to escape inspection. 40 grams of marijuana and a cigarette made with the substance were seized.
The man was arrested and taken to the Emergency Care Unit for medical evaluation. He was then taken to the police station for having drugs and dangerous driving. The vehicle was removed to an accredited yard due to irregular documentation.
Escape from traffic stop on Avenida João Pinheiro
A motorcyclist fled a traffic stop on Avenida João Pinheiro this Friday (3) and was arrested after suffering an accident. According to the Military Police, the suspect entered the avenue at high speed and ran the red light.
As a result, the police attempted to approach the vehicle to issue an infraction notice, but the motorcyclist used one of his hands to try to cover the motorcycle’s license plate. The military then ordered the man to stop the vehicle, but he disobeyed and fled the police, starting a chase.
Still according to the PM, the motorcyclist was speeding and zigzagging between other vehicles on the avenue. At one point, the suspect lost control of the motorcycle, mounted the sidewalk and collided head-on with a trash can and a pole.
Samu was called to provide medical care to the motorcyclist and sent him to the city’s UPA. The man had minor injuries.
The suspect was taken to the police station. To the police, he said he fled because he was afraid of losing his motorcycle because he was disqualified.
Also according to the PM, the suspect signed a Circumstantial Occurrence Term as it was a crime of lesser potential. He also committed to appearing in the Poços de Caldas Special Court.