A suspected drink driver was arrested after a crash closed Queens Drive this morning.

The incident happened at around 5.25am at the Somerville Road junction, near the Sussex Place parade of shops.

Police and an ambulance were called to the scene and one person was taken to Great Western Hospital with injuries.

The driver involved in the crash, a woman in her 20s, was arrested by the police on suspicion of drink driving.

The road reopened in time for the rush-hour traffic.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “We have arrested a woman following an RTC in Queens Drive, Swindon, at around 5.30am this morning. 

“The woman, aged in her 20s, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving. 

“The road was briefly closed and has since reopened.”

A spokesperson for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) said: “We were called at 5,25am on Wednesday, December 20 to a road traffic incident on Queens Drive, Swindon.

“We sent a double-crewed land ambulance and we conveyed one patient by land ambulance to Great Western Hospital.”

Photographs after the road reopened show the aftermath of the crash, with several damaged central barriers removed.

These were piled at the side of the road, severely mangled, and cordoned off by traffic cones left by the emergency services.

The exact location of the incident was close to where Queen’s Drive meets Somerville Road by the Sussex Place parade of shops.

Wiltshire Police have been contacted for further comment.