Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crash on A19 near Seaham

A 48-year-old was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a crash on the A19.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 12:21 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 1:53 pm
A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.
A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, January 8, Durham Constabulary received reports of a one-vehicle crash on the A19 near Seaham.

A spokesperson for Durham Constabulary said: “The 48-year-old driver of a Vauxhall Vectra was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has since been released under investigation.

“He was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital for treatment but his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.”

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The northbound carriageway between the A1018 and the A690 on the major North East road was closed for a number of hours for the car and debris to be cleared by officers.

Highways England reported that the closure was reduced to one lane at around 1am but at around 1.45am, due to the amount of debris on the carriageway, a full closure was back in place.

The road was fully reopened shortly after 2am.