Drink-driving arrest after car ploughs into house on Belmore Lane, Lymington
A MOTORIST was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after a car ploughed into the wall of a house in Lymington town centre last Friday night, hospitalising a passenger.
Police, paramedics and firefighters rushed to the scene of the incident involving an Audi A3, which careered off St Thomas Street around 9.30pm and struck the Belmore Lane property.
The vehicle’s driver, a 26-year-old local man, had fled the scene, but officers soon located him nearby.
Having been detained, the suspect was released under investigation while enquiries continue into the collision.
The car’s passenger, a 42-year-old woman, was taken by ambulance to University Hospital Southampton. Her injuries were described as minor by a spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service.
A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “We were called just after 9.30pm on Friday 30th April to reports of a single vehicle collision on St Thomas Street, Lymington, after an Audi A3 was involved in a collision with the wall of a property on Belmore Lane.
“The passenger, a 42-year-old woman, was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries. They are not thought to be serious.
“The driver, a 26-year-old man from Lymington, left the scene of the collision but was shortly located nearby. He was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He was released under investigation.”
Anyone with information should contact the force on 101, quoting crime reference number 44210165623, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.