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Man charged with drink-driving after New Year’s Day crash

PUBLISHED: 11:08 03 January 2019

A suspected drink driver remains in police custody following a collision on New Year's Day in Great Yarmouth Picture: Google Maps

A suspected drink driver remains in police custody following a collision on New Year's Day in Great Yarmouth Picture: Google Maps

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A man has been charged with drink-driving after a car crash in Great Yarmouth on New Year’s Day.

Emergency services were called to Middle Market Road at the junction with Nelson Road North around 6.35pm on Tuesday to reports of a crash between a VW Touran and a Peugeot.

The road was closed for a time and police said a man in his 40s was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.

40-year-old Ildo Pinto of Friars Lane in Great Yarmouth, has been charged in connection with driving with excess alcohol and has been bailed to appear at Great Magistrates’ Court on January 30.

A passenger in the Peugeot was taken to hospital with injuries which were not thought to be life threatening or life changing.

Fire crews from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston were also on the scene where they provided scene safety, casualty care, and assisted the ambulance and police.


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