‘Shocking’ - Essex crash driver allegedly gives roadside reading showing three times drink drive limit

The scene of a crash in Manningtree Picture: PC JONATHAN McDONALD

The scene of a crash in Manningtree Picture: PC JONATHAN McDONALD - Credit: Pc Jonathan McDonald

A driver arrested after an accident in north Essex and allegedly giving a roadside test showing they were three times above the drink driving limit has been charged and is due to appear in court.

The scene of a crash in Manningtree Picture: PC JONATHAN McDONALD

The scene of a crash in Manningtree Picture: PC JONATHAN McDONALD - Credit: Pc Jonathan McDonald

Traffic police were called to the scene of a collision in Tile Bird Lane, Lawford, at around 8.50pm on Sunday night, to reports of a crash.

Following the incident, a man is alleged to have provided a breath sample with a reading three times over the drink driving limit.

This afternoon a spokeswoman for Essex police confirmed that Donatas Ringaila has since been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

Pictures of the collision show a damaged blue Volkswagen in amongst grass and a broken telephone post, next to a road in the town.


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Pc Jonathan McDonald from Essex Police, who attended the incident, said a man had been arrested on suspicion of drink driving in connection with the collision.

He added that a sample of 113 was provided at the roadside following the crash – which is three times the legal limit.

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Witnesses to the crash, and anyone with information or dash cam footage of what happened, is asked to contact the Stanway Roads Policing Unit by dialling 101.

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