Man charged with drink driving after smash in Sunderland

Dean Matthews

Dean Matthews

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A DRIVER crashed his car into a pedestrian island.

It happened in Hendon Road, Sunderland, shortly after midnight on Sunday.

A bollard was left damaged when the Ford Focus car went into the structure, which is near The Charltons pub. No-one was injured in the incident.

•Derek Peart, 42, of Darcy Court, Sunderland, has been charged with drink driving and will appear before Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on October 10.