Suspected drink-driver arrested after car overturns in Polegate

A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol after a car overturned in Polegate yesterday (Thursday, June 20).

Friday, 21st June 2019, 11:25 am
Police at the scene. Photo by Dan Jessup

Police were called to the incident in Oakleaf Drive, Polegate, shortly before 6.30pm, a spokesman confirmed.

No one was injured in the incident.

The spokesman said: "The driver of the overturned car, a woman aged 52, was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol and is currently in custody for interview and further enquiries."

Police at the scene. Photo by Dan Jessup

In a tweet about the incident, Sgt Richard Hobbs wrote: "Fortunately no one was hurt; this often isn't the case."

Firefighters from Bexhill and Herstmonceux were called to the scene to stabilise the vehicle and release one person, a fire service spokesman added.