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Drink driver ‘lucky’ to escape with minor injuries after flipping car on roof near Norfolk broads

PUBLISHED: 07:09 26 November 2017 | UPDATED: 18:54 26 November 2017

Police said the driver was lucky to escape from this crash in Repps-with-Bastwick. Photo: Police

Police said the driver was lucky to escape from this crash in Repps-with-Bastwick. Photo: Police

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Police said a drink driver whose car landed on its roof following a crash was lucky to escape with minor injuries.

The Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing team said the accident happened on the A149 at Repps-with-Bastwick, near the Norfolk broads, at 8.30am on Saturday.

In a Twitter post, it said the driver provided a positive breath test and enquiries were ongoing.

A photograph of the silver Seat Ibiza shows it upside down on an embankment.

Sgt Chris Harris said the male driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The roads policing team Twitter post said: “Officers on scene single vehicle RTC A149 Repps-with-Bastwick. Driver lucky to escape with minor injuries and has provided a positive breathtest. Enquiries now ongoing.”

Norfolk fire service initially sent crews from Marham, Stalham and Great Yarmouth to the scene. But they were stood down before arrival.

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