Suspected drink driver crashes into police car after driving on the wrong side of York road

The Green in Acomb, York. Photograph © Google Street View
15 Feb 2018 @ 2.49 pm
| Crime, News

A suspected drink driver has been arrested after his BMW crashed into a police car in York.

Police were alerted to the car driving at speed through York city centre, with the passenger door open, at 2.40am today (Thursday, February 15).

It was heading towards Acomb.

The vehicle was then located driving on the wrong side of the road near Acomb Green.

Officers instructed the driver to stop the vehicle, but he failed to do so – hitting a police car and causing damage to the front left wing and bumper, before driving off.

In custody

The white BMW 3-series was then sighted heading in the direction of Danebury Drive.

Police continued to search the area for the car and at 4am, both the vehicle and driver were found parked outside some shops on Bramham Road, Acomb.

The driver, a 20-year-old man from York, failed a roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of

  • driving with alcohol above the legal limit
  • dangerous driving
  • failing to stop after a collision
  • driving otherwise in accordance with a licence
  • and driving without insurance.

He currently remains in police custody.