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Felixstowe: Alleged drink-driver ploughs into parked car

PUBLISHED: 09:11 20 November 2012

An alleged drink driver has caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage after ploughing into a car in Ferry Road, Felixstowe, on Saturday, November 17.

An alleged drink driver has caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage after ploughing into a car in Ferry Road, Felixstowe, on Saturday, November 17.

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A MOTHER today told of the moment a vehicle being driven by a motorist who “gave a positive breath test” smashed into her car, causing hundreds of pounds of damage.

The drama unfolded in Ferry Road, Felixstowe, shortly after midnight on Saturday. Police closed the road for more than three hours while they dealt with the incident.

The mum, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was at home with her family.

The driver of the other car, a Vauxhall Astra, hit her Audi, which was parked outside.

She claimed the force of the collision caused her car to move five feet and collide with another vehicle.

“My little boy was up so I was up with him and I heard quite a loud car followed by a massive bang and a big flash of light,” she said. “It wasn’t very nice at all. Nothing like this happens very often in the town, so it was a bit shocking really.”

She also revealed she had been outside the property just a few hours before the collision and that the street is used regularly by the public.

“If it had happened a few hours earlier I dread to think what may have happened – it doesn’t bear thinking about.”

The Astra driver was taken to Ipswich Hospital after the incident. A police spokeswoman said: “The driver gave a positive breath test.”

She added that inquiries were ongoing.

It is understood the driver of the car, a 31-year-old man from Felixstowe, spent Saturday night in hospital and is still being treated. No arrests have yet been made in relation to the incident.

The mother is now discussing the incident with her insurance company but it is thought her car will be written off.

If you have any information about the incident, please call Pc Mel Savage at the headquarters road policing unit on 101.

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