Policeman hit by stolen car gets up, catches thief

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Posted: Aug 02, 2011 10:32 AM
Policeman hit by stolen car gets up, catches thief

A policeman knocked down by a driver in a stolen car jumped straight back up, raced after the fleeing man and stopped him with a taser gun.

Surrey Police set up a roadblock on the M25 highway just outside London to catch Lee Adamson as he drove a stolen BMW on July 3.

Police officer Dan Pascoe was standing at the door of his patrol car when Adamson crashed into it. Pascoe was knocked off his feet by the impact, but immediately jumped up and chased after Adamson, who abandoned the BMW a few meters away and ran off. Pascoe stopped him by firing a stun gun.

Police spokesman James Baker said Tuesday the incident was filmed by a video camera attached to another police car.

Adamson, 29, was jailed last week for 23 months for dangerous driving and resisting arrest.