A car has crashed into a tree on a busy Wearside roundabout this morning.
The white Mercedes vehicle has smashed into a tree on the Hillside Way roundabout, in Houghton town centre, close to the A690 road.
A man has since been charged with drink-driving following the crash.
Thankfully, no-one was injured.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 4.31am this morning we received a report of a one-vehicle collision, involving a Mercedes E220 coupe in Hillside Way, Houghton.
“Officers attended the scene and arrested a 27-year-old man.
"No one was injured.
“A man from Gateshead has since been charged with driving a motor vehicle while over the legal alcohol limit.
“Anyone who saw the collision or has information which might assist police should call 101, quoting log 247 2/12/18.”