Braintree man arrested after A12 crash causes delays at Copdock Interchange

Stock image of the A12/A14 Copdock Interchange. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Stock image of the A12/A14 Copdock Interchange. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

A man arrested on suspicion of drug driving after a two-vehicle collision near the A12/A14 Copdock Interchange this morning has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.

A 24-year-old man from Braintree was taken to Martlesham Police Investigation Centre for questioning following the incident, which caused long delays for rush-hour motorists, after being arrested by officers at the scene.

A collision involving two vehicles took place on the A12 northbound just before the A12/A14 Copdock Interchange at 7.30am.

There were no serious injuries reported at the scene, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

No other emergency services were called to the incident, the force spokesman said.


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Traffic delays were reportedly stretching back down the A12 to Capel St Mary.

Recovery services arrived at 8.55am and the outside lane had been reopened by 9.05am.

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A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said; “The man has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.”

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