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Bedlington drink-driver banned after crashing into car on Newcastle's Great North Road


A drink-driver was caught after he crashed into another vehicle while travelling along Newcastle's Great North Road.

John Arkle struck another car causing "some injuries" to the occupant while he was over-the-limit and behind the wheel of his Peugeot 308.

The 44-year-old was at the side of the road near the Regent Centre, in Gosforth, inspecting his car when he was first seen by passing police officers shortly before midnight on November 19 last year.

Laura Lax, prosecuting at North Tyneside Magistrates' Court, said: "The officers approached the defendant and realised that there was another vehicle in front of his.

"Both vehicles were damaged and debris was scattered on the floor.

"The officers approached the defendant and asked him what had happened and he said he had been involved in a collision.

View the full article at The Chronicle

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