The police had been tipped off by other drivers that there was a car being driven recklessly through the streets near the centre. Several patrol cars were dispatched to track him down and arrest him.
The driver, who has a criminal record, completely ignored instructions to pull over, which put in motion the car chase, during which the culprit collided with a patrol car which had been stationed at a junction to intercept him.
Following the collision, the suspect abandoned the car and tried to escape down a pedestrian street in the town centre but he was tackled and brought down just 100 metres away from the collision point.
The incident ended with the arrest, one policeman injured and considerable damage to a patrol car.
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)