A HELICOPTER was called in by police searching for a motorist who fled the scene of a crash in Port Glasgow.
Officers received a report of a grey Ford Ka vehicle being driven by an intoxicated male around 5:15pm yesterday (Wednesday).
Members of the public then called to say the same car had crashed into a fence on Iona Road.
A disturbance had taken place at the scene of the collision before the suspect fled in the vehicle.
Sergeant Jason Logsdon said: “A number of police resources including road policing and helicopter were requested and attended in order to trace the suspect.
“A large area search was conducted however the suspect had since fled. Police are following a positive line of enquiry.”
Police recovered the vehicle at Auchenfoil Road, Kilmacolm, and enquiries continue to identify and trace the suspect.
Witnesses are urged to call police on 101 quoting incident 2916 of 20 May.