Posted: Thu 2nd Jun 2022

South Flintshire: Praise for PD Gas after tracking down drink driver who fled scene of a collision

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 2nd, 2022

A police dog from the North Wales & Cheshire Police Alliance has been praised for his part in tracking down a driver who fled the scene of a collision in Flintshire. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The dog unit assisted officers from South Flintshire Neighbourhood Police Team who were searching for the driver. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police said the driver – who was found to be in possession of the vehicle’s keys – was arrested after failing a breath test. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

PD Gas, a general-purpose police dog and his handler tracked the driver from the place they were last seen and found them in some long grass. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Facebook users were quick to praise PD Gas and his handler, Barbara said: “Well done PD Gas, your handler and the whole team, thank you, for taking drunk drivers off the road!!!” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

PD Gas

Lyn said: “Great job PD Gas another idiot off the road. When will they learn – they can run and hide – but land sharks super nose will always find them.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Avril said: “Thank you PD Gas and handler, we need you so keep safe and well.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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General purpose police dogs are multi-disciplined canines who are trained to work under a variety of conditions. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Dog breeds used tend to be German Shepherds, Dutch Herders or Malinois. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

General purpose police dogs have a depth of skills that includes; searching for missing persons, tracking suspects from crime scenes and recovery of recently discarded articles that could be used as evidence. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They also protect their handler and other officers in dangerous situations and even the mere presence of these police dogs can also be enough to discourage bad behaviour. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Most handlers in the North Wales & Cheshire Police Dog Alliance have a general purpose dog and a specialist dog such as a Labrador, Cocker or Springer Spaniel. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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