Drunk man arrested after driving into water-filled dike

Fiat driven into a water-filled dike.

The driver of a Fiat driven into a dike was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. - Credit: Norfolk Police

A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after driving his car into a water-filled ditch.

Police were called to reports of the accident in Marshland St James, near Wisbech, on Sunday afternoon. 

A Fiat Punto car was found to have left the road and slid down an embankment into a roadside dike filled with water.

The driver of the car, who had a lucky escape, was subsequently arrested after he was found to be over twice the legal drink drive limit following a breath test. 

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