Drink driving charge after car found in hedge - The Malvern Observer

Drink driving charge after car found in hedge

Malvern Editorial 5th Dec, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A MAN has been charged with drink driving after his car was found in a hedge.

Police suspect the 56-year-old, who was twice over the legal limit, lost control of the red Mazda MX5 at the junction between Jennet Tree Lane and Madresfield Road and said there could have been a ‘deadly’ accident.

The incident happened around 6pm on Sunday (December 1) and the man from Malvern was later arrested and charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level was above the legal limit.

He has since been bailed and will appear at South Worcestershire Magistrates Court at a later date.

PC Dave Wise from Malvern Safer Neighbourhoods Team said extra patrols were going to be carried out around the Christmas period to crack down on drink driving.

“In the incident on Sunday night, the driver is very lucky that no other vehicle was on the road at the time as this could have had caused a deadly road traffic collision.

“Malvern Safer Neighbourhood Team is committed all year round to cracking down on people who drink and then drive however the festive season can present opportunities where people are more tempted to push the limits of safety and the law.

“Alcohol and drugs both affect your ability to judge speed and distances accurately and slow down your reaction time.

“We’re urging people to think hard about the consequences that a collision could lead to.”

The picture was tweeted by @MalvernCops on Monday (December 2) with the hashtag #dontdrinkanddrive.


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