Car left mangled as police arrest 'drink driver' after Derbyshire crash

Police have urged people not to drink and drive after a car was left mangled in a crash in Derbyshire.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 9:11 am
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 9:20 am

In a tweet on Saturday morning, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said the incident happened on the M1 northbound between junctions 28 and 29.

According to the team, the driver of a Nissan Juke ‘blew over three times the drink-drive limit’.

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This picture posted on the @DerbyshireRPU Twitter account shows the mangled Nissan Juke.

They said the damaged car was ‘now in our impound ready for the breakers yard’.

“Meanwhile, the driver is in the cells sampling our range of delightful morning drinks – powdered tea or nuclear coffee,” they added.

They told people not to drink and drive.

No further details have been released about the incident at this stage.

If found guilty of drink-driving, people could be imprisoned, banned from getting behind the wheel and face a fine.

A conviction for drink-driving also means people’s car insurance costs will increase significantly and it could cause employment issues.