Last Sunday, a man in his twenties caused grave danger as he recklessly drove a stolen car through Reykjavik and up to Hvalfjördur, while being chased by the police.
A police car. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The man had already been convicted of a similar offence, mbl.is reports. After being interrogated yesterday he was taken to Litla-Hraun penitentiary to serve time for that offense.
In June 2007, the man did not acquiesce as police signaled him to stop, as he drove north Vesturlandsvegur Road at 160 kilometers per hour. He accelerated and drove to Hvalfjördur, driving at the speed of 200 kilometers per hour.
The police managed to force him off the road. He then refused to get out of the car and threatened the police officers yielding a claw hammer.
The man, who is considerably injured after this weekend’s car chase, was discharged from Landspitali Hospital yesterday morning.