A SUSPECTED thief desperately tried to discard food items he stole before crashing his car in Whiston late last night, Saturday.

Shortly after 11.30pm, police became involved in a chase with the driver of a black Nissan Juke after he failed to stop on Windy Arbour Road.

However, the suspect soon crashed the car at the junction of Lickers Lanes and Fox’s Bank Lane.

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The driver was found to be discarding a pack of sausages into the nearby hedge, and officers recovered a number of food items which had been stolen from a local shop.

A 33-year-old man was arrested by police and it is alleged he later failed to provide a roadside breath specimen when asked.

The driver remains in custody as part of the investigation, which is ongoing.