July 18, 2011
arrested after town councillor's car damaged in seafront smash
man has been arrested following a crash on Burnham-On-Sea seafront
at the weekend that left a councillor's car badly damaged.
said on Monday that a 35 year-old man had been arrested following
the collision, which badly damaged Cllr Neville Jones' parked
car, pictured here.
spokesman Martin Dunscombe told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A 35
year-old male from the West Midlands was arrested on suspicion
of drink driving following the incident. He has been released
pending further enquiries."
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com here
at the weekend, officers were called to The Esplanade early on
Sunday when well-known town and district councillor Neville Jones
dialled 999 to alert police to the incident.
found a vehicle had slammed into the councillor's blue Toyota
outside Quantock Court, shunting it into the back of a white van
parked a few metres away.
Jones told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
crash has been a great shock to us - the car has suffered serious
damage at the front and back and is probably a write-off. The
white van parked in front of mine was also damaged."
added: "This is the third accident along this stretch of
The Esplanade in recent years. It highlights the need for some
traffic calming measures to be introduced here. A set of speed
bumps on the road to slow down vehicles would cost just a few
hundred pounds for the County Council to install."
Meanwhile, anyone with any information regarding the incident
is still asked to contact Burnham Police on 0845 456 7000 or via
Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Pictured: The scene of the accident where Sunday's incident