Suspected drink driver swerves into wrong lane and smashes into car

The Bolton News: The Mercedes car that was crashed into The Mercedes car that was crashed into

A SUSPECTED drink-driver sped round a corner and smashed into an oncoming vehicle before attempting to flee the scene.

Witnesses described seeing a black Vauxhall speeding from Crompton Way into Thicketford Road and driving head on into a grey Mercedes in the oncoming lane just before 5pm.

The driver then tried to reverse away before getting out of his car and trying to flee in what witnesses said was “a staggering” manner.

The Mercedes was thrown back about three metres during the smash, the man and woman inside were shaken but not badly injured.

Witness Rebecca Sharrock, aged 23, said: “He flew out in front of us and I knew he was about to have a crash.

“After the crash he tried to reverse his car away, then he tried to get out but he could barely stand up, he was clearly drunk.”

"The man from the Mercedes actually grabbed him to stop him running away."

Fellow witness, Michael Corston, aged 24, said: "He flew round so fast and came so far into the opposite lane, it serves him right that the police have taken him."

The driver was driven away in the back of a police car.

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8:11pm Sun 15 Jun 14

lancashiregirl says...

Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban
Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban lancashiregirl
  • Score: 36

8:22pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Chrome1 says...

That's alcohol for you folks. If it's not this it's destroying families with violence and abuse.
That's alcohol for you folks. If it's not this it's destroying families with violence and abuse. Chrome1
  • Score: 26

9:13pm Sun 15 Jun 14

MalcM59 says...

Is Bolton hosting the regional finals of the National **** Driver 2014 contest today ?
First Tonge Moor Road, now this.
As thing come in threes, best stay in tonight, folks !
Is Bolton hosting the regional finals of the National **** Driver 2014 contest today ? First Tonge Moor Road, now this. As thing come in threes, best stay in tonight, folks ! MalcM59
  • Score: 23

10:25pm Sun 15 Jun 14

Citizen Cane says...

How do speed cameras stop this sort of incident and the wall demolition demonstration? Answer : they don't, but they do gouge money from otherwise decent motorists.
How do speed cameras stop this sort of incident and the wall demolition demonstration? Answer : they don't, but they do gouge money from otherwise decent motorists. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 11

11:01pm Sun 15 Jun 14

ccjone says...

lancashiregirl wrote:
Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban
I agree, but the phrase is 'the law is an ****'!!
[quote][p][bold]lancashiregirl[/bold] wrote: Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban[/p][/quote]I agree, but the phrase is 'the law is an ****'!! ccjone
  • Score: 9

11:04pm Sun 15 Jun 14

ccjone says...

ccjone wrote:
lancashiregirl wrote:
Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban
I agree, but the phrase is 'the law is an ****'!!
I cannot believe that my quote has been blocked! I used the word ****, as in donkey which is the correct version!
[quote][p][bold]ccjone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lancashiregirl[/bold] wrote: Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban[/p][/quote]I agree, but the phrase is 'the law is an ****'!![/p][/quote]I cannot believe that my quote has been blocked! I used the word ****, as in donkey which is the correct version! ccjone
  • Score: 17

12:52am Mon 16 Jun 14

The Running Man says...

Citizen Cane wrote:
How do speed cameras stop this sort of incident and the wall demolition demonstration? Answer : they don't, but they do gouge money from otherwise decent motorists.
If they were that decent how would they get a penny? If no one speeds the roads are safer, simple as.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: How do speed cameras stop this sort of incident and the wall demolition demonstration? Answer : they don't, but they do gouge money from otherwise decent motorists.[/p][/quote]If they were that decent how would they get a penny? If no one speeds the roads are safer, simple as. The Running Man
  • Score: 4

1:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

boltonnut says...

ccjone wrote:
ccjone wrote:
lancashiregirl wrote:
Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban
I agree, but the phrase is 'the law is an ****'!!
I cannot believe that my quote has been blocked! I used the word ****, as in donkey which is the correct version!
That's the B.N.for you,last week one of the comments was filled with effing & jeffing but still got published,to top this off the comment was re-quoted several times.Some people need a kick up the "donkey".
[quote][p][bold]ccjone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ccjone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lancashiregirl[/bold] wrote: Lock him up and throw away the key, or BAN HIM FOR LIFE, the law is an arse today, I bet he just gets of with a 6 month ban[/p][/quote]I agree, but the phrase is 'the law is an ****'!![/p][/quote]I cannot believe that my quote has been blocked! I used the word ****, as in donkey which is the correct version![/p][/quote]That's the B.N.for you,last week one of the comments was filled with effing & jeffing but still got published,to top this off the comment was re-quoted several times.Some people need a kick up the "donkey". boltonnut
  • Score: 3

4:22pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Phlema says...

The Running Man wrote:
Citizen Cane wrote:
How do speed cameras stop this sort of incident and the wall demolition demonstration? Answer : they don't, but they do gouge money from otherwise decent motorists.
If they were that decent how would they get a penny? If no one speeds the roads are safer, simple as.
My thoughts exactly.
[quote][p][bold]The Running Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: How do speed cameras stop this sort of incident and the wall demolition demonstration? Answer : they don't, but they do gouge money from otherwise decent motorists.[/p][/quote]If they were that decent how would they get a penny? If no one speeds the roads are safer, simple as.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Phlema
  • Score: 2

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