Collision which saw Kia Niro crash into cars on Felixstowe's Langer Road being linked to anti-social behaviour and laughing gas use near seafront
A car crashed into queueing vehicles as its occupants attempted to flee police following reports of anti-social behaviour, officers have said as they appeal for witnesses.
Police said the collision happened in Felixstowe earlier this week and it is being linked to an earlier incident of nitrous oxide use near the seafront.
Officers received reports a group of people were acting in a disorderly manner and believed to be using balloons to inhale laughing gas close to the pier in Undercliff Road West just after 5pm on Tuesday.
A group of men were then seen driving off in a black hatchback car towards Langer Road, where a black Kia Niro matching this description was spotted by police officers in stationary traffic.
The car pulled out of the queueing traffic it was waiting in after seeing the police vehicle, and then crashed into other vehicles in the process.
It turned left into Beach Station Road and came to a stop in Sea Road, where the occupants got out of the car and ran off.
Officers soon after arrested a 21-year-old man from Hertfordshire, near the junction of Tacon Road and Pretyman Road, on suspicion of drug-driving.
He was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning and has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Anyone who has information about the incident, such as dashcam footage, or witness statements, is asked to contact Felixstowe Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, quoting reference 28829/21.