Drink-driver 'lucky to escape' from this crash, Derbyshire police say

A motorist who was three times over the drink-drive limit was 'lucky to escape' with minor injuries after their car overturned in a Derbyshire town.

Saturday, 1st June 2019, 10:59 am
Updated Saturday, 1st June 2019, 11:59 am
Picture tweeted by Derbyshire Armed Response Unit.
Picture tweeted by Derbyshire Armed Response Unit.

Emergency services were called to reports of a crash on Mellor Road, New Mills, at around 9.25pm on Friday.

A Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "This incident involved one vehicle overturned.

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Picture tweeted by Derbyshire Armed Response Unit.

"One person was freed by firefighters who also made the vehicle safe.

"East Midlands Ambulance Service and Derbyshire police were also in attendance."

In a tweet, Derbyshire Armed Response Unit said: "The driver was lucky to escape with help from the fire service with minor injuries.

"Being three times over the drink-drive limit probably contributed to the crash."

No further information has been released by the emergency services.