Preston drink driver arrested after smashing his van into traffic lights and running away

After knocking down the lights, the driver stumbled out of his van and tried to flee on foot as passing motorists stopped and called police. But he didn’t get far before one of Lancashire Police’s armed response units caught sight of him and picked him up. A roadside breath test revealed he was nearly three times over the limit and he was arrested and taken into custody.

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Preston drink driver arrested after smashing his van into traffic lights and running awayThe Mercedes van driver blew three times over the limit after smashing into traffic lights in Watling Street Road, Fulwood yesterday (Wednesday, May 4)

Preston drink driver arrested after smashing his van into traffic lights and running awayPreston drink driver arrested after smashing his van into traffic lights and running away

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Lancashire Police later shared a picture of the crash on Facebook, saying: “The driver of this Mercedes Vito collided with a traffic light on Watling Street Road before running away .

The driver didn’t get far and was arrested by @LancsARV after providing a roadside breath test nearly three times the limit #arrested #T1TacOps”