Man arrested after A14 crash

A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his car overturned on the A14.Police where called to the A14 near to the Sproughton Road junction at 10pm on Saturday after reports of a single vehicle collision.

IPSWICH: A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after his car overturned on the A14.

Police where called to the A14 near to the Sproughton Road junction at 10pm on Saturday after reports of a single vehicle collision.

When officers arrived they discovered a green Fiat Bravo, which was heading in the Claydon direction, turned on to its roof between junctions 52 and 54 of the dual carriageway.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “From what is understood the car came along the slip road, tried to join the A14 and collided with the back of a trailer.”


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After investigating the incident the spokeswoman later confirmed that a 30-year-old male had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

An eyewitness who was passing the A14 when the incident happened, said: “I was travelling on the A14 eastbound at about 10pm and had been diverted to the westbound carriageway as part of the weekend road works.

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“Traffic came to a halt eastbound for about 20 minutes but remained flowing westbound - there was considerable road work activity on the eastbound carriageway.

“When traffic moved and I passed the incident there was a car on its side among the road works vehicles, with at least three police vehicles and one ambulance in attendance.”

Road works on the A14 have caused chaos for motorists, after the �9 million scheme began earlier this month.

The works, which are not due to be completed until the early summer, involve the refurbishment of both carriageways of the A14 between the Claydon interchange at junction 52 and the Copdock interchange.

For more information on the roadworks around the A14 visit www.highways.gov.uk/traffic

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