Wild Amsterdam ring road police chase careens through Zaandam gardens
The police arrested three men from Zaandam around 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning after a wild chase that started in Zaandam and ended on the A10 ring road in Amsterdam. They are suspected of various traffic violations, including leaving the scene of an accident after crashing into a police car, the police said in a statement.
Around 3:45 a.m. the police tried to pull over a car for a routine traffic check on A.F. de Savornin Lohmanstraat in Zaandam. The car sped away, breaking "a large number" of traffic laws in the process. This included driving on the wrong side of the road, speeding, and driving through a parking lot.
The police tried to stop the car at thee different crossings in Zaandam, but to no avail. On the on-ramp to the A10 highway, the car crashed into a police car. But this too didn't stop it. The suspects sped further towards Amsterdam.
On the A10 ring road, which encircles much of Amsterdam also providing access to Zaandam, Schiphol and other highways, several police cars finally managed to force the car off the road. The driver, a 28-year-old from Zaandam, and his two passengers, aged 21 and 23 years, were arrested. The police confiscated the 28-year-old's driver's license. A total of three police cars were damaged in the chase.