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Driver fled after being stopped by off duty police officer

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Derbyshire Police have stopped their search for a driver suspected of being under the influence after they fled while being cautioned by an off duty officer in Bakewell.

The incident, which occurred in Baslow Road at around 10pm last night (Monday, July 31), saw the officer attempt to place a driver under arrest, after they became concerned that they were intoxicated and potentially dangerous.

The officer, who is not part of the Derbyshire Constabulary, reported the incident to police after they had tried to grab the keys but the driver pushed them away and drove off.

Police have closed their investigation into the incident after officers visited the address the vehicle was registered to but failed to locate the driver.