A driver who was spotted going more than 200km/h in a neon green car in northern France was finally caught by plane after cooperation across police departments.
The Audi RSQ3, in a conspicuous fluorescent green colour, was first spotted in Seine-et-Marne (Ile-de-France) by a police radar speed check, doing 207km/h.
#ContreLesRodéos | Hier la @Gendarmerie_077 nous informait du refus d'obtempérer d'une audi RS Q3 vert, suite à un contrôle radar à 207 km/heure. L'avion de la @PoliceNat91 répérait le VL et donnait sa progression. Cela permettait à la @EvryPolice l'interpellation. pic.twitter.com/F4m9YVCO3m— Police Nationale 91 (@PoliceNat91) March 5, 2022
The gendarmerie took chase, but the driver did not stop and managed to shake off the emergency vehicles. The car was later only spotted from the air, by a border Border Police plane that was flying above the department of Essonne.
The plane then communicated the car’s position to vehicles on the ground, with Évry police finally able to stop and apprehend the driver as a result, towards 16:00.
The Audi was impounded on the spot. It was found to have Polish number plates. The driver was finally arrested without further resistance.
It comes just days after another similar case, when a man who had already been sanctioned for driving while intoxicated, was followed by police doing 160km/h on a road with a 110km/h speed limit.
He did not stop despite the light and loud noise of the police sirens, and later claimed that he had not seen or heard them.