Police arrested a 54-year-old man last week after a dangerous high-speed car chase, a spokesman for Yongin Police Station said Thursday.
The driver, identified as Park, called the police while driving his car under the influence of drugs on a highway on January 19. Park claimed that he had a knife and wanted to kill himself.
After receiving the call, the police chased after Park around Giheung-Dongtan Interchange for about 10 kilometers.
Six police cars surrounded Park’s car during the highway pursuit and boxed him in forcing him to stop. Park ran into one of the police cars and injured two policemen while attempting to flee.
He was arrested for drug use and obstruction of justice. Park tested positive to methamphetamines.
The police found one assault weapon, three syringes with 3 grams of meth, 35 empty syringes and a plastic bag with 2 grams of meth inside Park’s car.
A police officer said Park injected meth while parked on the shoulder of the Youngdong high way the day before the car chase.
Park had been convicted numerous times for drug related offenses.