Traffic cops deploy stinger to stop suspected Harrogate alcohol thief
A Harrogate man suspected of stealing more than Â£180 worth of alcohol from a Ripon supermarket has been charged.
The 22-year-old, from Harrogate, is alleged to have taken 13 bottles of Disaronno liqueur from Morrisons on Harrogate Road shortly before 11.15am yesterday.
He is then alleged to have fled in a black Ford Fiesta which failed to stop for police as it travelled to Harrogate via Killinghall.
Traffic cops deployed a stinger device to deflate the car’s tyres at 11.20am.
They arrested the driver along with three passengers, a 29-year-old man, a 23-year-old woman and a 21-year-old woman.
Following enquiries, the three passengers were released with no further action to be taken.
The driver was later charged with five offences: theft from a shop; failing to stop for the police; dangerous driving; driving without a licence; and driving without insurance
He is due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on February 22 at 9.30am.