Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after Ilfracombe collision

Barnstaple Police Station

Barnstaple Police Station - Credit: Archant

Ilfracombe man taken to custody after Mazda MX5 overturned in the early hours of this morning (Mon).

AN Ilfracombe man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving this morning (Mon) after a collision on St Brannock’s Road in Ilfracombe.

The 46-year-old man was trapped in the Mazda MX5 when it overturned at around 5.40am, but managed to escape the vehicle after police were called.

A police spokesman said it appeared the car had hit a wall before overturning and blocking the road.

The man was treated on the scene by paramedics for a cut hand, before being taken to custody in Barnstaple Police Station.


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A fire crew from Ilfracombe also attended the scene to make the vehicle safe.

The car, which was the only vehicle involved in the collision, was recovered at around 6.30am and the road is now clear.

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