Published: August 23, 2010
Updated: Motorist in court after Burnham-On-Sea road crash

A motorist was arrested for drink driving and vehicle theft after this accident closed a busy Burnham-On-Sea road early on Sunday morning (August 22nd).

Police temporarily closed Stoddens Road after a black Ford Fiesta careered off the roadway into a ditch at 5.40am near the entrance to the town's BASC sports ground.

Police spokeswoman Cath Foster confirmed to that a 22-year old man from Highbridge had appeared in court today (Monday) charged with drink driving, driving without insurance or tax, plus theft of a motor vehicle and the burglary of a property.

The badly damaged vehicle was lifted out of the ditch by a vehicle rescue service mid-morning, allowing the road to re-open. An ambulance was called to the scene but neither of the two people inside suffered serious injuries.

Officers asked anyone who saw the incident to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Our photos show the car being removed from the ditch in Stoddens Road


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