A MAN has been charged with drink driving after a crash in the early hours.

A Mini hit a lamppost on Kingswood Avenue around 3.10am on Saturday.

It was reported that the driver then left the scene of the accident.

While investigating this, police arrested 27-year-old Allan Baker-Nicholls from Banwell Avenue.

He was charged with drink driving, failing to stop after a road traffic collision and failing to report a road traffic collision.

Mr Baker-Nicholls is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on February 17 2021.