Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after two-car smash in Northampton
The collision happened around on Barrack Road last night
A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, taking a vehicle without consent, driving without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance of a licence.
The arrest was made as a result of a collision that happened in Barrack Road, close to the snooker hall, at around 6pm last night (February 5).
The 32-year-old from Towcester was driving a Mercedes AMG when it is alleged he collided with a VW Golf.
The driver of the Golf, a 19-year-old man from Wellingborough, was taken to Northampton General Hospital as a precaution.
Passersby said buses and cars were being sent in the opposite direction while the road was closed for recovery.
A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: “The road traffic collision took place at about 6pm on Wednesday, February 5, on Barrack Road, Northampton, near to the snooker hall.
“It involved two cars - a grey Mercedes AMG and a black VW Golf.
“As a result of the collision the driver of the Mercedes - a 32-year-old man from Towcester - was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without consent, driving while over the prescribed alcohol limit, driving without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance of a licence.
“He has been released under investigation.
“The driver of the VW - a 19-year-old man from Wellingborough was taken to Northampton General Hospital as a precaution.
“The road was closed for recovery of the vehicles and to clean up an oil spillage," the spokeswoman added.