Ipswich: Two held in suspected drink-drive crash

The crash scene at the crossroads of Spring Road and Cauldwell Hall Road.

The crash scene at the crossroads of Spring Road and Cauldwell Hall Road. - Credit: Archant

Two men are on police bail today after a collision at an Ipswich crossroads left a Mercedes embedded in a post.

The pair were held by officers investigating a case of suspected drink-driving and taking a vehicle without consent.

The crash occurred at the traffic lights at the junction of Spring Road and Cauldwell Hall Road at around 10.30pm on Wednesday.

The 54-year-old driver of the Mercedes was said to have been shocked but unhurt.

It was understood the man, who is from the Ipswich area, was driving along Spring Road towards the town centre.

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The other car involved in the crash was a BMW containing two men and two women which was heading along Cauldwell Hall Road towards Woodbridge Road.

The two men, 38-year-old from Saxmundham and a 39-year-old from Ipswich, were subsequently arrested and taken to Martlesham police investigation centre where they remained throughout yesterday.

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Residents, along with customers from the Old Times pub in Spring Road, rushed to help when they heard they collision.

Tom Jenkins, 20, of Spring Road, said: “I heard was a huge bang and ran out. Literally everyone came out of their houses and thought it was a gun shot, the collision was that loud.”

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