Man arrested on suspicion of being ‘unfit to drive’ after crash between HGV and car

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of being ‘unfit to drive’ due to drink or drugs after a crash between a car and a HGV. Emergency services were called to Weston Road, Meir, at around 6.30am after the collision caused the car – a Ford Focus – to overturn. The driver of the Ford, a 32-year-old man from Weston Coyney, was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital as a precaution.

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A spokesman said: “Officers were called to a collision involving a HGV and a Ford Focus car just after 6.30am this morning, on Weston Road next to the Health Centre on Broadway, Meir. “One man has been arrested under suspicion of driving whilst being unfit due to drink or drugs. Read more: City centre drivers face ?70 bill for stopping on new lines[3]

“He has been taken to Royal Stoke University Hospital as a precaution.

“Anyone with information can contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 72 of April 24.”

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed a man had been taken to hospital. He said: “We received a call at 6.27am to reports of an RTC involving a car. The caller reported the car had left the road and rolled over.

An ambulance and a paramedic area support officer were in attendance.

“One patient, self-extricated from the car, was taken to RSUH with an arm injury.”

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