Drink driver arrested after crashing into two trees in Norwich

Police were called to Newmarket Road, Norwich at 7am on January 24, to reports of a gray people carrier that had crashed...

Police were called to Newmarket Road, Norwich at 7am on January 24, to reports of a grey people carrier that had crashed into two trees - Credit: Norfolk Police

A woman has been arrested after writing off her car while almost three times the drink drive limit.

Police were called to Newmarket Road, Norwich at 7am on January 24, to reports of a grey people carrier that had crashed into two trees.

Police were called to Newmarket Road, Norwich at 7am on January 24, to reports of a grey people carrier that had crashed...

Police were called to Newmarket Road, Norwich at 7am on January 24, to reports of a grey people carrier that had crashed into two trees. - Credit: Norfolk Police

There was heavy damage to the base of a large tree lining the road, while a second, smaller tree looks to have been completely snapped.

The front end of the Ford was completely caved in and left in the middle of the road.

Police were called to Newmarket Road, Norwich at 7am on January 24, to reports of a grey people carrier that had crashed...

Police were called to Newmarket Road, Norwich at 7am on January 24, to reports of a grey people carrier that had crashed into two trees. - Credit: Norfolk Police

Police said the woman driver was arrested for drink driving and gave a read of almost three times the legal limit.

Police at the scene said she had a very "lucky" escape, a spokesperson said: "Drink driver arrested on Newmarket Road at 7am today after colliding with two trees.

The damage caused by the crash on Newmarket Road

The damage caused by the crash on Newmarket Road - Credit: Abigail Nicholson

"Very lucky to have escaped injury and lucky nobody else was involved.

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"Female blew 95 at the roadside (legal limit is 35)."

The damage caused by the crash on Newmarket Road

The damage caused by the crash on Newmarket Road - Credit: Abigail Nicholson

A 67-year-old resident on Newmarket Road, who did not want to be named, said they heard the crash.

He said: "It was an awful noise, I wouldn't have heard it normally but I had just opened the window to get some fresh air.

"It could have been so much worse, imagine if somebody had been walking their dog?"

The damage caused by the crash on Newmarket Road

The damage caused by the crash on Newmarket Road - Credit: Abigail Nicholson


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