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PHOTOS: Driver tries fleeing scene of two car crash in School Lane in Torrington

By NDJFran  |  Posted: January 16, 2013

  • The scene of the crash in School Lane, Torrington

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A man tried running away from the scene after crashing into a stationary car in Torrington last night.

Police attended the scene at around 8pm after the blue Honda Jazz  crashed into a burgundy Chrysler Voyager, which was parked at the top of School Lane.
Police said the male driver tried fleeing the scene but was stopped by three members of the public who were walking past before being restrained by an officer.

The man, a 44-year-old from the Huntshaw area of Torrington, failed a breath test at the scene. He was arrested for failing a breath test and taken into custody at Barnstaple Police Station. He remains in custody this morning.

The parked car was shunted forward about six feet from the force of the crash and sustained significant damage to the rear-end.

The owner of the Voyager had been at a meeting in St Michael & All Angels Church when police announced there had been a crash.

They said: "I can't believe how much it has moved my car. I wasn't even on the kerb, I always park behind the white line. If it wasn't for those people stopping him he probably would have got away."

Officers have been in place directing traffic for the last hour but the road is now clear.

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  • billinbarum25  |  January 16 2013, 8:21PM

    this ******** should lose his licence, make the muppet pay for the damage if he doesnt have the money then sieze goods from his house and sell them to cover the cost, and any others that do the same. if they lose their own property for acting so stupidly they and others might think before acting

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  • billinbarum25  |  January 16 2013, 8:16PM

    ********s like this sould lose their licences for a minimum of 5 years then have to retake a new drivining test and ALL costs to repair /replace the innocent persons property are bourne by the offender, if they dont have the money then goods should be siezed from their home and autioned to cover the costs, if that make any others suffer within the home then tough !!!the offender should have been more considerate of others, now their family can remind them