An Army officer in full uniform chased down a suspect fleeing from a car crash from Liverpool.
The officer, who was on the way back home from Remembrance Sunday drills, detained the man until the police arrived.
The unlucky suspect had been involved in a four car pile up in which four people had been injured.
Merseyside Police were quick to lavish praise on the Army officer with the traffic department tweeting about the incident.
They tweeted: ‘It’s fitting, that on 11/11 the [alleged] offending driver in this road traffic collision ran away and was caught by one of @BritishArmy finest (in full uniform after ‘drill’ today ready for tomorrow) and detained until police arrived/arrested.
It’s fitting, that on 11/11 the offending driver in this RTC ran away and was caught by one of @BritishArmy finest (in full uniform after ‘drill’ today ready for tomorrow) & detained until Police arrived/arrested. Superb work! Thankfully all minor injury in the collision #thankspic.twitter.com/WFR9KKHT85
— Roads Policing Unit (@MerPolTraffic) November 11, 2017
‘Superb work! Thankfully all minor injury in the collision.’
Paramedics, ambulance and fire crews and police patrols all attended the scene and pictures showed cars left in mangled wrecks.
The incident happened on Huyton Lane at 5.30pm yesterday following the crash near the ASDA superstore.
A Merseyside Police spokesman today said: ‘A 28-year-old man from Huyton was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs and remains in custody for questioning.’