Two men have been arrested after a police pursuit in Clay Cross in the early hours of this morning.
Officers on duty in the area noticed a suspicious vehicle in Tupton Road at around 4.25am.
The white Seat Ibiza passed them and failed to stop, resulting in a 30-minute pursuit. The car was eventually stopped in Lawrence Road, North Wingfield and the two men were arrested.
The driver, a 21-year-old man from Clay Cross, was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, dangerous driving, criminal damage and drug driving. He has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
A 22-year-old passenger in the car has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a class A drug, after a quantity of suspected cocaine was found.
Jordan Piper, of North Street, Clay Cross is due to appear at Northern Derbyshire Magistrates Court on 29 March.
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