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Playa del Carmen police get man despite being injured

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A police chase through Playa del Carmen over the weekend resulted in one civilian arrest and one injured policeman after the crash of his unit.

The incident happened around 2:30 a.m when a patrolling police unit identified a suspicious vehicle. A chase ensued along Luis Donaldo Colosio Avenue where the driver of the police cruiser lost control of his vehicle near Playa del Carmen Boulevard.

Immediately requesting backup from Municipal Police, the injured policeman continued his chase, managing to stop the driver of the suspicious vehicle on Colosio Boulevard in the city’s Ejido neighborhood where he was met by other police patrols.

As the driver exited his Jeep, police noticed he was intoxicated. He was taken into custody. An ambulance arrived to take the injured policeman to hospital for medical attention where he has been reported stable.