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A man is being questioned on suspicion of dangerous driving after a pursuit on the A13 this morning.
At around 1.40am on Friday February 2, police received intelligence a Toyota car was travelling on the A13 at Basildon with cloned plates.
Officers were in pursuit just five minutes later, but the vehicle failed to stop, reaching speeds of up to 100mph and heading the wrong way along the A13.
The vehicle was stopped at a service station and the driver fled.
The National Police Air Service helicopter located a man hiding nearby.
A 20-year-old man, from Hockley was taken into custody on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop.