Drunk hit-run driver arrested

Officers in Bodden Town arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol following a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Friday evening.

Officers were alerted to a two vehicle crash on Shamrock Road in the vicinity of Carlton Road at 9.13pm.

When officers arrived on scene some three minutes later, one of the vehicles involved had already left the location.

Officers were told that the collision occurred when the Mitsubishi Gallant slowed to make a turn into Carlton Drive. According to those on the scene, a Chevy Van had run into the rear of the Mitsubishi and had not stopped. The driver and one passenger from the Mitsubishi were taken to hospital for a check over.

Officers carried out enquiries and located the suspect vehicle in the Northward area.

The suspected driver was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and driving under the influence of alcohol.

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