Arrest after drunk driver crashes stolen vehicle into house and police car in Northampton

A drunk driver stole a vehicle, crashed it into a house before deliberately ramming it into a police car in Northampton in the early hours of this morning (Monday, November 4).

Police were called to report of car being in collision with a house in Mapperley Drive at 4.10am.

The car crashed into a house on Mapperley Drive, Northampton. Photo: Google

The car crashed into a house on Mapperley Drive, Northampton. Photo: Google

The vehicle was then stopped by officers, including the armed response team, on the A45 westbound near Bedford Road.

A 24-year-old Northampton man was arrested on suspicion of failing to stop, driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while unfit through drink, and dangerous driving - he is currently in police custody.