Posted: Mon 31st Oct 2016

Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after smashing into a parked car in Connah’s Quay

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 31st, 2016

Police have confirmed the driver of a car which smashed into the back of a parked car causing his to burst into flames has been was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

Police Fire and Ambulance services were called to the crash on Wepre Lane  just before 8.30am on Sunday morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It’s believed the driver of a blue Ford Fiesta drove straight into the back of Vauxhall Astra which was parked outside a house on Wepre Lane, the Ford burst into flames due to the impact of the crash. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service say they sent one pump from Deeside fire station to the scene, crews using breathing apparatus used a hose real to put the fire out and make the car safe. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A resident who lives nearby who was one of the first on scene told Deeside.com;

“The driver was a young lad who smelt of alcohol, he smashed into a parked car. I retained him until the ambulance and police came. He was in shock but not hurt. I think he was more concerned for trouble that he’s going to get into now.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance service said;

“We were called shortly before 8.30am yesterday, Sunday 30 October, to reports of a two-vehicle road traffic collision on Wepre Lane in Connah’s Quay. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, where one man was checked over by the crew but not taken to hospital.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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