A man suspected of stealing more than £180-worth of alcohol from a Ripon supermarket has been charged to court.
He then made off 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
- driving without insurance
He is due to appear at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on 22 February 2018.