Suspected drink driver flees scene after hitting stationary cars

Police arrested the man after the crash

Suspected drink driver flees scene after hitting stationary cars

A suspected drink driver fled the scene after a New Year’s Day crash where they hit several stationary cars.

They were subsequently arrested by police for the incident, which happened on Yarbrough Road, Grimsby at 3am on January 1.

One person was taken to hospital but the injuries sustained are not thought to be life-threatening.

Humberside Police are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them with any information that may help their enquiries.

Any drivers who may have any dashcam footage are also encouraged to come forward and share the footage.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “The driver attempted to flee the scene, but was arrested when officers arrived for suspected drink driving. One person was taken to hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries”.

The police are encouraging people to come forward with any information by contacting their non-emergency number and quoting Log 215 of 1 January 2022.

Humberside Police warned against drink driving back in May, just before lockdown restrictions were set to be lifted and more people were gearing up for normality.

Roads Policing Inspector Heather Cawson said: “Drink driving is completely unacceptable, with not only the drivers life threatened but also innocent drivers and pedestrians who share the roads with these offenders.

“Drink drivers can face an unlimited fine, a 12 month ban from driving, a criminal record and time in prison, as well as the guilt of potentially endangering another person’s life.

“If you are out drinking with friends, catching up with a loved one, or celebrating with family, book a taxi or arrange transport home which doesn’t involve you behind the wheel.

“You also have to consider your alcohol consumption if you plan on driving the next day. It takes an hour to process a single unit of alcohol and whilst you may try to sleep, eat or shower the alcohol off, the only thing that can sober you up is time.

“If you are caught drink driving it’s not just your licence that you risk – it could be your whole future.”