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Suspected drink driver mounts kerb narrowly missing pedestrians

A suspected drink driver is due in court after a member of the public reported seeing a car swerving all over the road in front of him.

Police were alerted after the car reportedly mounted the kerb a number of times and narrowly missed members of the public.

The vehicle eventually stopped in Broom Close, Worksop, on the morning of Saturday 18 November. Both of its front tyres were substantially damaged.

A suspect was spoken to and arrested at the scene.

A 56-year-old woman from Worksop has been charged with drink driving and is due to appear at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2023.

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Inspector Hayley Crawford, District Commander for Bassetlaw, said:

“The decision to drive while you’re under the influence of drink or drugs takes just a split second, but the consequences could last a lifetime.

“The costliest of consequences are for those who find themselves mixed up in drink or drug drive incidents where a loved one is lost. That’s why we work hard throughout the year to prevent and reduce this type of crime.

“The results of drink or drug driving also have massive life-changing consequences for those who commit the crime, not only in terms of a possible prison sentence, but also the loss of their job, relationship, and freedom to drive.

“We can all play a part in keeping our county’s roads safe and reducing the number of people who are risking their lives and the lives of others.

“If you know or suspect that someone is driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, 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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