Four face attempted manslaughter rap

28th October 2005, Comments 0 comments

3 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — The public prosecutor in the southern Dutch city of Breda is charging four French nationals with attempted manslaughter.

3 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — The public prosecutor in the southern Dutch city of Breda is charging four French nationals with attempted manslaughter.

The four were arrested following a 240 kmh police chase that involved two suspect cars in October. In one car, a total of EUR 55,000 in cash was found, according to Dutch military police.

The chase began when a car failed to stop for a police check at Hazeldonk, on the A16 near the Belgian border.

Military and traffic police chased the car at speeds of up to 240 kmh along the A16 and the A4 motorways. At the Moerdijk Bridge, a second car with three passengers tried to run the traffic police car off the road.

Rotterdam Rijnmond police were able to stop the car and arrested three French nationals.

The first car was brought to a halt by traffic police who rammed into it. The car spun off the road and ended up in a field, according to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. Police shot at the tyres of the vehicle when the driver tried to run officers over.

[Copyright Expatica + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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