Motorist charged with drink-driving after car crashes into crossing on Sunderland street

A man has been charged with drink-driving and careless driving following a collision in a Sunderland street.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 11:31 am

Northumbria Police was called to the city’s Windsor Terrace on Tuesday, January 21 following reports that a blue Ford Focus had crashed into the street’s pedestrian crossing.

A force spokesman confirmed to the Echo that no other vehicles were involved in the incident, which happened at around 2.40pm, and nobody was injured.

The driver of the Focus, a 28-year-old man, was arrested at the scene by officers.

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Damage caused to the crossing in Windsor Terrace. Picture: Photoshop Digital/Sunderland Voice

The police spokesman added in a statement: “The 28-year-old driver was arrested for driving whilst above the legal alcohol limit.

“He has since been charged with that offence, and a second charge of careless driving

“The man will appear before South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, February 18.”

*Thanks to Photoshop Digital and Sunderland Voice for the pictures from the scene.

The incident happened on Tuesday, January 21.
The man will appear in court next month.