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Suspected drink driver detained after crashing into three cars and telegraph pole

PUBLISHED: 16:02 25 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:02 25 December 2017

A suspected drink drive incident in Lowestoft. PIcture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing

A suspected drink drive incident in Lowestoft. PIcture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing

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A suspected drink driver was detained by police in Lowestoft after crashing into three parked cars and a telegraph pole.

A suspected drink drive incident in Lowestoft. PIcture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads PolicingA suspected drink drive incident in Lowestoft. PIcture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing

The driver of a Mercedes was detained in the early hours of Monday morning, Norfolk and Suffolk roads policing said, having blown a positive roadside breath test.

He had crashed into three parked cars and a telegraph pole, but police said, “fortunately and amazingly”, he only suffered a minor injury.

Meanwhile, another suspected drink driver was arrested in Thetford on Sunday night after initially being recorded as four times over the limit on a breath test - 136 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.

The legal limit is 35.

A suspected drink drive incident in Lowestoft. PIcture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads PolicingA suspected drink drive incident in Lowestoft. PIcture: Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing

But they tweeted just before 11.40pm to say the driver had in fact blown 159 and 152 while in custody - almost five times over the limit.

Police thanked the public, who they said managed to detain to driver before they arrived.

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