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Woman who drove into Cricklade ditch was three times over the limit
DESPITE numerous warnings from police, drivers are still risking their own lives and the lives of others by drinking and driving.
A woman arrested on Sunday night was found to be more than three times the legal limit after her car left the road in Cricklade.
The black Vauxhall Astra left the road in the Chelworth Industrial Estate shortly before 6.30pm and was found by police officers in a ditch.
The road was closed for several hours while the car was removed and the 30-year-old female driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “We responded to reports of a single vehicle that was in a ditch on the Chelworth Industrial Estate.
“When we got there we requested the car to be removed because it was protruding into the road.”
He said that on arrival police found a 30-year-old woman, who had been driving, along with a male who was a passenger in the car.
The woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and was taken to Gablecross Police Station for questioning.
“On this occasion luckily there were no injuries and nobody else was involved, but at nearly three times the drink drive limit that was more luck than impaired judgement,” said the spokesman.
Wiltshire Police has teamed up with other agencies and community partners to promote a safe and sensible festive period.
One of the most important messages from the police has been to drink responsibly and there have been extra patrols put on to ensure that people behave sensibly.
Detective Chief Inspector Nick John head of serious crime investigations at Wiltshire Police said: “Our message is simple; don’t drink so much that you put yourself or others at risk.
“We want everyone to have an enjoyable festive period but we also want this to take place in a safe and secure environment.
“Many crimes are linked to people consuming too much alcohol, from violent offences to sexual assaults – reducing the alcohol intake can reduce the possibility of crimes occurring.”
Police are appealing for witnesses in regard to this incident and anyone wishing to report any information can contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.