POLICE chased a reckless driver from Brierley Hill to Gornal after he failed to stop in one of a string of incidents while they were carrying out routine patrols yesterday (Monday).

Officers detained the driver and arrested him on suspicion of dangerous driving and possession of drugs.

They also seized uninsured vehicles and detained disqualified drivers during an eventful patrol of Dudley.

Officers from C unit response, based at Brierley Hill, conducted the patrol with of traffic officers yesterday (Monday).

In Dudley they stopped a silver Astra travelling on the wrong side of the road.

Police constable Jamie Follows, of Dudley Police, said: "We established that the driver was disqualified and we arrested him seizing the car under the road traffic act."

In Oakham Road, Dudley, they spotted a blue Ford C max which spotted officers and tried to avoid them.

PC Follows said: "The driver was stopped he had no licence or insurance.

"We seized the vehicle and the driver has been reported to court."

He went on: "In Rowley Regis we saw a VW Golf which also attempted to avoid us.

"We stopped the driver who had a revoked driving licence.

"He had also set up a fraudulent insurance policy, his vehicle has been seized and he has been reported to court."