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