Quickly exit this site by pressing the Escape key
Leave this site
We use some essential cookies to make our website work. We’d like to set additional cookies so we can remember your preferences and understand how you use our site.
Your cookie preferences have been saved. You can update your cookie settings at any time on the cookies page.
Skip to main content
Skip to main navigation
This site is a beta, which means it's a work in progress and we'll be adding more to it over the next few weeks. Your feedback helps us make things better, so please let us know what you think.
Back to Report
Back to Tell us about
Back to Apply or register
Back to Request
Back to Thanks and complaints
A suspected drink-driver was arrested after a car ended up in a ditch.
Officers were called to Ossington Road, Carlton-on-Trent, following reports of a crash.
The car had been travelling along the road at around 3.25am on Monday (11 December) when it lost control.
None of the three people on board were injured during the incident, although the car sustained massive damage.
Suspecting the driver could be under the influence of alcohol, officers asked them to take a roadside breathalyser test, which they failed.
The suspect – an 18-year-old man – was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.
PC Jessica Roffe, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“A car was written off in a ditch during this incident, but thankfully all three people on board managed to walk away without being injured.
“The fact this was the case was more down to sheer luck than anything else.
“This was also a very lucky escape for the driver, who was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving when they failed a breathalyser test at the roadside.
“There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to ever get behind the wheel while they’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“Doing this puts other road users at risk, with drivers’ judgement and reactions being severely impaired.
“Drink-driving and drug-driving can literally destroy lives, whether it’s for those who are harmed, their loved ones who have to pick up the pieces, or the person who is under the influence.
“That decision to drive after having a drink or drugs really isn’t worth the devastating consequences that could follow.”
Nottinghamshire Police is currently in the midst of a month-long campaign aimed at cracking down on drink-driving and drug-driving.
‘A Deadly Mix’ is running throughout December, with officers stepping up drink and drug-drive enforcement operations to keep the roads safe across the county.
Officers have also been holding a series of free roadshow events to try and educate people about the dangers and consequences of driving while under the influence.
The next events are set to be held at Nottingham’s Trinity Square on Thursday 14 December, 5pm-6.30pm, and Mansfield’s Market Square on Friday 15 December, 5pm-6.30pm.
Is there a problem with this page?