Woman charged with drink driving after Renault Clio ploughs into parked cars in King’s Lynn
11:37 16 April 2014
Police were called to Tennyson Avenue, near the College of West Anglia, at 10.10pm, after a collision between a Renault Clio and seven parked cars.
Appeal after gang damage cars
Police are appealing for witnesses after a separate incident in which 15 cars were damaged on Guannock Terrace.
Between midnight and 12.10pm on Saturday, a group of males was seen riding bikes along the road damaging a row of parked cars.
The damage caused ranged from dents in bodywork, a smashed window and broken wing mirrors.
The group were travelling in the direction of London Road.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information shoiuld call PC Ben Hawkins, at King’s Lynn Police Station, on 101.
This lunchtime Norfolk police said Holly Baker, 27, of Dairy Way, Gaywood, has been charged with drink driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and making a false statement to obtain insurance.
Neighbours said two of the cars, which had suffered serious damage, had already been taken away. Other vehicles in the street were missing bumpers and lights, while there was debris scattered around the scene.
Donna Yates, who lives opposite, said: “I heard two or three different bangs, it was a hell of a bang. “I know of one of the cars was towed away, it was a wreck. It happened just before 10 last night. “Something needs to be done about the speed down here, there was an accident only a few months ago. We need something to curb the speed, cars speed through here during the night.”
Christine Smith, whose Ford Mondeo was badly damaged in the incident, said she feared it would be a write-off.
“My car is a lease car as I am a district nurse but as my car has been towed away I have to arrange something else,” she said.
“I had just been out of the car a few minutes as I had just picked my son up and got a Chinese take-away. I was in the kitchen when it happened. “I came out and there was debris everywhere. The driver had no idea what damage she had caused.”
A male neighbour whose SAAB was also damaged, who did not wish to be named, said: “This is the second time this has happened to my car. It is a write off and I am gutted.”
Faye Short, whose Peugot was pushed into another car by the impact, said: “The force of it pushed cars into each other and up the kerb, she must have been doing some speed.
“What has upset us is that we all have to claim off each other’s insurance as it’s our cars that have gone into each other’s.”