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Man charged after car spotted overturned on Nottinghamshire road

Police investigating a collision after a car was found flipped on its side have charged a suspect.

Officers were alerted to the incident by colleagues from the fire service after they spotted a car flipped on Doncaster Road, in Carlton in Lindrick, shortly after 7 pm, on Sunday 11 December.

A quick investigation then led them to arrest a man only minutes after getting to the scene.

A 34-year-old man, from Carlton In Lindrick, Bassetlaw, has since been charged with drink- driving, and failure to stop after a road accident.

He has been released on conditional bail and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on 4 January 2023.

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It comes as the force is shining a light on the utterly devastating impacts drink and drug driving can have on motorists and innocent members of the public too.

As part of a national month of action to deter people from getting behind the wheel and placing themselves and innocent people at risk teams from across the force are taking part in a widespread crackdown to target those who make that decision and drive over the limit.

Officers are also holding a series of roadshow events to engage with the public and highlight the dangers of getting behind the wheel when over the limit.

PC Haddon Smith, of Nottinghamshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “Driving while under the influence of alcohol is incredibly dangerous, you are not only placing yourself at a greater risk of harm but any passengers, other road users, and anyone walking close by.

“Drink and drug driving can have utterly devastating consequences for everyone involved and their friends and families and wider circles.

“That split decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle can change multiple people’s lives forever and I want to again reiterate the dangers surrounding that decision.

“Add bad weather to the equation and the severity of the decision becomes so much greater.

“I want to remind people that if you suspect someone could be driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we’d ask you to call the police 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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