Police use firearms in car chase

Police in the north-western town of Louny were forced to use their guns to stop a stolen van last Friday. A police spokeswoman told the Czech Pres Agency on Monday that the 33-year-old driver refused to stop when signalled by the police and then repeatedly attempted to ram their car off the road. The car had been stolen in the area. The police then fired shots in the air and then at the van’s rear tyres. The van went off the road and into a field, where the driver was arrested. No one was injured in the incident.