A MAN who allegedly sped off from police after being asked to stop has been charged with driving dangerously through Helensburgh.

Officers reportedly saw an Audi Q7 being driven erratically along West Clyde Street in the early hours of Wednesday morning, December 30.

After signalling for the vehicle to stop to ensure all was in order, the driver is said to have made off at speed heading towards Rhu and Faslane.

Officers pursued the car but lost sight a short time later and a look-out was broadcast while other stations monitored roads in and out of the town.

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The Audi was later spotted being driven near to the Lomondgate roundabout in Dumbarton, where it was stopped and the driver was identified as a 25-year-old male from Glasgow.

He was charged with dangerous driving and failing to stop for police when requested.

He was held in custody to appear at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

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