Woman arrested for drink driving after A399 crash

Car veered through hedge and down a 30ft embankment near Combe Martin.

A WOMAN has been arrested for drink driving after veering her car through a hedge and down a 30ft embankment in the early hours of this morning (Tues).

The 38-year-old driver from Hertfordshire was taken to North Devon District Hospital by ambulance where she was arrested for failing a breath test.

Fire crews from Combe Martin and Ilfracombe were called to the scene at Easter Cross on the A399 near Combe Martin around 1.40am to reports of a person trapped in the silver Renault Scenic.

On arrival the crews discovered the female casualty clear of the vehicle and a male passenger who was uninjured.

The woman is currently in custody awaiting interview.

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