Drink driver ‘lucky’ to escape with minor injuries after flipping car on roof near Norfolk broads

Police said the driver was lucky to escape from this crash in Repps-with-Bastwick. Photo: Police

Police said the driver was lucky to escape from this crash in Repps-with-Bastwick. Photo: Police - Credit: Archant

Police said a drink driver whose car landed on its roof following a crash was lucky to escape with minor injuries.

The Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing team said the accident happened on the A149 at Repps-with-Bastwick, near the Norfolk broads, at 8.30am on Saturday.

In a Twitter post, it said the driver provided a positive breath test and enquiries were ongoing.

A photograph of the silver Seat Ibiza shows it upside down on an embankment.

Sgt Chris Harris said the male driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries.


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The roads policing team Twitter post said: 'Officers on scene single vehicle RTC A149 Repps-with-Bastwick. Driver lucky to escape with minor injuries and has provided a positive breathtest. Enquiries now ongoing.'

Norfolk fire service initially sent crews from Marham, Stalham and Great Yarmouth to the scene. But they were stood down before arrival.

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