Man arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after two-car smash in Northampton

The collision happened around on Barrack Road last night

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 11:04 am
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 2:58 pm
The scene of the collision on Barrack Road.
The scene of the collision on Barrack Road.

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.

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The road was closed for recovery and to clean up oil spillage.

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.