Polish man denied bail after drunken car chase

Michal Nowak Lukasz had fled police responding to a report of a domestic dispute between him and his sister

A Polish man who led police on an alcohol-fuelled car chase in a stolen car, crashing into several parked cars, has been remanded in custody after he appeared in court today. 

Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera heard Police Inspector Godwin Scerri explain how Michal Nowak Lukasz was apprehended by police following a car chase on Tuesday.The police had been called to a domestic dispute after an argument between the 33 year-old chef and his sister, who lives in Malta.

Lukasz had tried to flee when the police arrived, driving off in a Peugeot which had been parked in a garage in St Paul’s Street, St Paul’s Bay and which did not belong to him. The police gave chase and shortly afterwards, the man crashed the stolen Peugeot into a parked car, before being taken into custody.

The Pole was charged with vehicle theft, damaging third party property, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle without a licence or insurance cover and with being drunk in incapable of taking care of himself.

Lukasz pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him.

After hearing submissions by the prosecution and defence lawyer Joseph Mizzi on the question of bail, the magistrate ordered that the man be held until his sister could be summoned to testify.

Judgment will be delivered on July 14th.



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