Drama as car drives wrong way down A14

DISASTER was narrowly avoided today when a suspected drink driver swerved past cars and lorries while driving the wrong way down the A14.

DISASTER was narrowly avoided today when a suspected drink driver swerved past cars and lorries while driving the wrong way down the A14.

Terrified members of the public flooded police with calls at shortly after 4am after spotting the car headed the wrong way down the dual carriageway between Trimley and Ipswich.

Road police were quickly despatched to the scene and a road block was put in place at Copdock to prevent any unwitting motorists putting themselves at risk.

The car was brought to a stop and a 32-year-old man from Felixstowe was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

He was soon after taken to Ipswich police station.

Inspector Bruce Gent, of Suffolk police, said it was a “miracle” nobody was injured during the incident.

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He said, despite the drama unfolding in the early hours of this morning, there were still numerous vehicles on the road.

“It caused chaos but thankfully there was no accident,” said Mr Gent.

“There were a lot of heavy goods lorries driving along there and it is a miracle something wasn't destroyed.

“We had a lot of phone calls from drivers who had to swerve out of the way.

“It was a bit of a disaster narrowly avoided.”

The arrested man was today in custody awaiting questioning.

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