Police have given a humorous account over the weekend of an incident in which a car struck the wall of a house.
A post on the Facebook page titled ‘PSNI Craigavon’ provided an image of a blown-out tyre from the car in question, and complained that officers had been forced to abandon their hot beverages when giving chase to the driver.
The PSNI said there was only “scrape” damage to the house, and that the passengers he had been carrying “didn’t seem to care”.
A message on Facebook on Sunday morning, which did not reveal exactly where or when the incident took place, said: “Some valuable learning points from this photo: 1) If you hit a kerb, causing your tyre to blow, pull in straight away. Don’t try to drive on.
“2) If you do the same whilst drunk, you have only yourself to blame and should expect to face the consequences. Don’t then try to run off once you end up crashing into the wall of a house.
“3) If you do all of the above and cause us to ditch our coffee to run after you, don’t expect to get away. It just means you’ll go to the cells tired.”
The officers thanked the public for having called police to the scene, saying that it was only the “mindless few” who believed the PSNI could do their jobs without the active help of the community at large.
The police added that “we call it looking out for your community, and those who stepped up yesterday potentially saved lives. Good job, and keep it up!”