A suspect is swiftly apprehended after driving across six lanes of the A2 and running into a wooded area thanks to the scent work of a young German Shepherd.
Fallon, a police dog, is now basking in his well-earned moment of fame after assisting his human coworkers in finding a suspect who was allegedly driving up to 120 mph.
On Sunday at 4:30 p.m., an automobile was seen recklessly navigating six lanes of the A2 in the direction of London. The male driver was being pursued by police when he fled from his car into some woodland in Dartford, necessitating the use of Fallon, a German Shepherd, and the National Police Air Service helicopter.
Fallon was able to direct his handler, PC Scott James, directly to a holly tree where the suspect was discovered hiding after quickly picking up the man’s scent. The 19-year-old was detained on suspicion of reckless driving, failure to stop, car theft, possession of a firearm, and other offenses after a firearm was discovered nearby.
Fallon, a two-year-old, has already proven to be a valuable member of the team by helping to save the life of a man earlier this year after he went through a mental health crisis that left him with potentially fatal wounds.
Thank goodness Fallon was there to guide the police team through the thick forest, where they eventually came across the man and were able to treat him until the paramedics arrived.
Police are now asking any witnesses to the chase or anyone who may have video of the incident to call their appeal line at 01474 366149 and quote reference 46/148055/22. The suspect who was arrested on Sunday has since been released on bail.
After all the excitement of last Sunday, Fallon is crossing his fingers for a slightly slower pace of life this weekend.