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Driver escaped injury after car flipped over in Nottingham

A driver had a lucky escape in Nottingham after a car flipped onto its roof after colliding with a parked car.

Police were called to Aspley Lane, Aspley, at around 9.15pm on Wednesday (10 April 2024) after it was reported an Audi A3 had crashed into a parked Vauxhall Adam before flipping onto its roof.

The Audi driver, who suffered minor cuts to his arms and legs, was spoken to and questioned at the scene.

Following inquiries, a 43-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink.

No other injuries were reported following the incident which remains under investigation.

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Inspector Paul Whitehead, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It’s lucky this incident only resulted in minor injuries.

“The consequences of drink driving can be devastating – for driver’s themselves, other road users, and pedestrians too – which is precisely why we take these matters seriously and will always seek to bring offenders to justice.

“As a force our work is ongoing each and every day to ensure our roads are as safe as possible.

“In just a split second, drink or drug driving can completely tear an innocent family apart and lives can be destroyed.

“That’s why we continue to work hard to take offenders off the road and educate drivers about the dangers of getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drink or drugs.

“The message is clear; we will not tolerate drink and drug drivers on our roads and those caught drinking and driving can expect to be dealt with robustly.

“I urge everyone to play their part and help keep our roads safe by not drinking and driving.

“If you know someone has had too much to drink and they are going to attempt to drive, you should take action to prevent them from doing so. Try to discourage them but if they won’t listen to you ring us and report them.

“Call us on 101 or 999 if there’s an immediate threat to life or property. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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