Suspected drink driver arrested after car crashes into pedestrian crossing barrier in Diss

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after this crash in Victoria Road, Diss. Photo:

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after this crash in Victoria Road, Diss. Photo: Sgt Chris Harris (@RPFOUSgt)/ @NSRoadsPolicing - Credit: Archant

Three suspected drink drivers have been arrested by Norfolk police in separate incidents this evening.

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after this crash in Victoria Road, Diss. Photo:

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after this crash in Victoria Road, Diss. Photo: Sgt Chris Harris (@RPFOUSgt)/ @NSRoadsPolicing - Credit: Archant

The first suspect was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a crash in Diss, where a pedestrian crossing barrier and set of traffic lights were flattened.

Officers were called to the scene in Victoria Road in the town at around 6pm.

In a separate second incident, police stopped a driver on the A47 at North Burlingham after the vehicle attracted their attention.

It happened at around 6.10pm, and the driver was found to be nearly twice the legal limit.

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after this crash in Victoria Road, Diss. Photo:

A driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after this crash in Victoria Road, Diss. Photo: Sgt Chris Harris (@RPFOUSgt)/ @NSRoadsPolicing - Credit: Archant

The driver was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol.

In the third incident, a suspected drink driver was arrested after a crash in North Walsham Road, Norwich.

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Roads policing sergeant Chris Harris tweeted details of the incidents, as Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing teams work to target the so-called 'fatal four' driving offences - speeding, distraction including mobile phones, seatbelts and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.