A DRINK driver has been charged after a triple car crash which saw a wall destroyed.

A 55-year-old has been charged with drink driving after a car crash in St Johns Road, Chew Moor.

Residents rushed out of their homes just after 7.20pm on September 8 to find a a driver that had careered into a parked car before shunting another into a garden wall.

Neil Mills, of Chorley Road, has since been released on bail ahead of an appearance at Bolton Magistrates Court next month.

No one was injured in the incident, but residents say this is just one of a slew of smashes in recent years that have written off several cars. Sean Currass' car was smashed for the second time this year in the latest crash: “An hour before the crash I was putting my grandson in the car. Had it happened an hour before we would have been in the car that was hit. It was lucky someone wasn’t walking by, it wouldn’t have been unusual at that time. They would have lost their legs. Someone is going to get killed.”

But Bolton Council has said that it will not be installing traffic measures in the road: "Unfortunately driver speed, error or undue care is not something the council is responsible for or can control."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "A man has been charged for drink driving in Bolton.

"Shortly after 7.20pm on Sunday 8 September 2019 police were called to St Johns Road, Bolton to reports that a white Mercedes had collided into the wall of a house. Two other cars were also damaged. No one was injured during the incident."

"Neil Mills, Chorley Road, Westhoughton has been charged with drink driving and released on bail. He will appear before Bolton Magistrates Court on October 8, 2019.