Parked cars outside Northampton homes wrecked in suspected drink-driving tour that ended with crash in town centre

A trail of destruction was left through Northampton by a suspected drink-driver last night in an early morning rampage that damaged resident's cars.

Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:25 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:07 pm
Several cars in residential streets off Wellingborough Road were damaged in what is suspected to have been a drink-driving incident.

A 29-year-old man was arrested after a Silver BMW crashed into the BBC building in Abington Street at around 12.55am today (June 8).

But residents now say they were woken up last night when a Silver BMW was spotted smashing into parked cars in residential streets off Wellingborough Road, potentially causing thousands of pounds of in damage.

One resident in Woodford Street said: "I was woken by a whooshing noise and then a great bang. We found two cars and a van damaged outside.

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This car appears to have been shunted off the road and onto the pavement.

"One of the cars is a write-off. It looked like it was a car chase."

Other parked vehicles in Edith Street and Silver Street were also hit.

A Silver BMW crashed into the BBC Northampton building in Abington Street at around 12.55am.

A spokeswoman from Northamptonshire Police said: "We can confirm we have had reports of a number of damaged cars in Edith Street and Woodford Street and surrounding areas that may be linked to the same car.

More cars scraped and damaged by the suspected drink-driver.

"Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174 615."

A Silver BMW crashed into the BBC Radio Northampton building at the top of Abington Street.