BMW driver charged with drink driving after crashing into petrol station jet wash

A BMW that was driven into a jet wash Co-Op on Lowestoft Road on Thursday.

A BMW that was driven into a jet wash Co-Op on Lowestoft Road on Thursday. - Credit: Archant

A 31-year-old man has been charged with drink driving after crashing a BMW into a jet wash at a petrol station.

The jet wash the BMW collided with at the Co-op on Lowestoft Road in Hopton. Sam Taylor, 31, of Tenn

The jet wash the BMW collided with at the Co-op on Lowestoft Road in Hopton. Sam Taylor, 31, of Tennyson Road in Great Yarmouth has been charged with drink driving in relation to the incident. - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Police were called to the Co-op on Lowestoft Road just after 10pm on Thursday (December 4) to reports of the collision.

Officers attended and a man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after failing a roadside breath test.

Sam Taylor, of Tennyson Road in Great Yarmouth, was later charged with failing to provide a specimen of breath and bailed to appear before the town's magistrates court on February 12 next year.

Tyre marks were visible on a grass verge off the roundabout next to the petrol station on Thursday morning (December 5).

Damage to a roundabout on the A47 after a car veered off the road and into the Co-op jet wash in Hop

Damage to a roundabout on the A47 after a car veered off the road and into the Co-op jet wash in Hopton. - Credit: Archant


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Damage at the scene included debris from the car, with a tail lamp and broken plastic strewn in the undergrowth of a hedge next to the jet wash.

A panel in the shelter surrounding the car wash had been cracked in the collision.

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Co-op declined to comment.

The jet wash has been closed after the incident on Thursday night and a man has been charged with dr

The jet wash has been closed after the incident on Thursday night and a man has been charged with drink driving. - Credit: Archant

Damage caused by a BMW which veered off a road and into a jet wash at Co-op in Hopton.

Damage caused by a BMW which veered off a road and into a jet wash at Co-op in Hopton. - Credit: Archant

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