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LAKE MAN CHARGED WITH DRINK DRIVING AFTER ROLLING CAR ON BEAPER SHUTE

26-year-old Andrew Bruce has been charged with drink driving following a crash on Beaper Shute on the outskirts of Ryde last night (Wednesday).

Emergency services were called to reports of a 4×4 overturning and coming to rest upside down on its roof at just gone 20:00, as first reported by Island Echo.

The silver Mercedes 4×4 appeared to have collided with a bank before rolling over on the main Ryde to Brading road, close to the Tesco roundabout.

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Police have now confirmed that Andrew Thomas Bruce, of Fairfield Gardens in Lake, has been charged with driving a vehicle when alcohol level above limit.

He has been bailed to appear at Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court on 27th May.

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pieface
pieface
6 days ago

mummy will be upset he’s written her car off the silly boy! guess this is a new trend on the island driving on your roof

gsxrjohn
gsxrjohn
Reply to  pieface
5 days ago

Lol

fred
fred
6 days ago

Only 2 ways a 26 year old can afford a car like that. Rich parents with a spoiled childhood and who only thinks of themselves or a drug dealing self centred low life.

Jim Bean
Jim Bean
Reply to  fred
6 days ago

Wrong. Car finance is so accessible and cheap you could have a car like this at 17.

Tony
Tony
Reply to  Jim Bean
6 days ago

Try and get insurance!!

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Jim Bean
6 days ago

Only if he’s on benefits, working people would find it difficult because they pay rent, mortgage and council tax..

Robot
Robot
Reply to  fred
6 days ago

Probably both.

Dicky bird
Dicky bird
Reply to  fred
6 days ago

Why stereotype people of that age fred?? That is completely unfair,I have 2 children and both under the age of 26, both went to University and got the grades they needed, they both now work in the stock market in london earning 6 figures yearly! So for you to write that is out of order, maybe jealousy thst he is driving a nice car, not everyone on the island are drug dealers.yea I worked hard when younger to provide for my kids and to put them into university, but most parents do that,so am I wrong in doing that.

Boaty McBoatFace
Boaty McBoatFace
Reply to  Dicky bird
5 days ago

Was just about to say. At 26 I had a net worth of about 300k and I grew up without a pot to piss in. Same thing if you type “best payed jobs” into Google. It will tell you a bunch of bs that 50-75k is top whack for top professions… What about the sea of contractors in London doing basic work from home coding jobs for 500-700 a day… The masses are poor because they are blind and/or lazy. Just a note before the attack of the karens, if you are disabled, a victim of dibilitating mental health etc, you are not what I am referring to by the ‘masses’ and I have no judgement on you at all. But if you are someone who blames “stupid parents” there’s this little thing called the internet with lots of resources like Udemy + YouTube where you can learn anything. There’s… Read more »

Ryde Resident
Ryde Resident
Reply to  Boaty McBoatFace
5 days ago

Thanks for the tip about Udemy, they do very interesting looking courses. Will take a couple up in my spare time and see how I get on.

Ryde Resident
Ryde Resident
Reply to  Ryde Resident
5 days ago

Wow, what kind of lowlifes are there on here?! Down voting me for wanting to better myself by wanting to try a course. This island is screwed.

Adele Stannard
Adele Stannard
Reply to  Ryde Resident
4 days ago

Absolutely agree, Ryde Resident.
Udemy is a MOOC (a Massive Online Learning Course), originating in the US. Another excellent MOOC that you might like to investigate is UK based Future Learn.
Good luck to you with your learning plans!

Dicky bird
Dicky bird
Reply to  fred
6 days ago

Maybe a company car fred, he made mistake of drink driving, but why jump to conclusions? Is it you because your haven’t a pot too p I s s in?

Kfran
Kfran
Reply to  Dicky bird
5 days ago

It was a rental

George
George
Reply to  fred
5 days ago

How about working and saving for a deposit?, credit is so cheap these days anyone can afford this entry level GLA Mercedes lol.

Mike D
Mike D
Reply to  George
5 days ago

Yes, but this isn’t an entry level Merc. It’s a GLE.

Kfran
Kfran
Reply to  fred
5 days ago

It was a rental car :/

Incredible !!
Incredible !!
6 days ago

All these accidents, amazing.. just out of interest I would love to know if the drivers are actual Islanders, born , bred, or over 20 years.. or recently say 5 years moved here.. ?

Janesville Read
Janesville Read
Reply to  Incredible !!
6 days ago

Why is that of interest?

Cal
Cal
Reply to  Incredible !!
6 days ago

What does that have to do with anything? I’m from the mainland and honestly, I’ve seen more bad driving from HW registered cars than anything…. Let’s not mention the private “10W” plates…

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
6 days ago

That was the most expensive drink ever. Moron. At least it was only him in the accident and no one else.

Micky
Micky
6 days ago

You can’t park there sir

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
6 days ago

Omg ….
Should be given the maximum disqualification …..
Biggest fine …..
And the good news is his luxury 4×4 is a total write off lol ….
Serves him right !!!
Not so clever now pillock (polite version ) ….
Let’s hope he had his posh car on credit ,,,,,,, and will still have to pay for it….
Buses and bicycle for you now hahaha lol…..

George
George
Reply to  Miss Sensible
6 days ago

You and others have set the bar very low indeed regarding what is luxurious!!!. This model is a GLA, very basic, cheap to buy and cheap to insure. Test drive the S Class then you’ll change your mind lol.

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
Reply to  George
5 days ago

They call it a luxury 4×4 in headline !!!!
To me a car is a car whatever the model …To be serviced mot d taxed and insured and be roadworthy!!!
The driver to be responsible enough not to drink / drug drive !!!!
Due diligence ….

Mike D
Mike D
Reply to  George
5 days ago

It’s a GLE. You can tell from the rear most window and the arches.

Kfran
Kfran
Reply to  Miss Sensible
5 days ago

It was a rental car and the bill will be ridiculous!

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
Reply to  Kfran
2 days ago

Well that’s a Bonus !!!!
Still have to cough up …
Catch buses or cycle or walk ….
Win win !!!!

Magical mag
Magical mag
6 days ago

Take his license away permanently ..he could of killed someone..he’s just a cretin

Davimel
Davimel
6 days ago

I have a business idea if anyone fancies coming on board… A roof rack with wheels! available for all new drivers, tourists and any family who allow the ‘kids’ to drive their vehicles!!! For sale at both ferry terminals and well known pubs that don’t give a toss if a driver seems drunk or not.. Any takers??

Rough Justice
Rough Justice
Reply to  Davimel
6 days ago

🙂 🙂 🙂

Snowhite
Snowhite
Reply to  Davimel
6 days ago
Sunshine
Sunshine
6 days ago

Bast*rd! Could have killed someone. Too many of these bloody idiots who think it’s ok to drink or drug drive. Automatic jail time, that should be the sentence. Stop messing about and give them a reason not to do it. There are no proper consequences to stop them.

Letting you know
Letting you know
6 days ago

Another idiot will be along soon..

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
6 days ago

I wonder if the insurance company will pay out?

They won’t if convicted
They won’t if convicted
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
6 days ago

As I understand it if convicted they are not going to pay out. Serves the irresponsible
lunatic right. Expensive night.
Very lucky he didn’t kill himself or someone else. Lock him up.

King Kong
King Kong
6 days ago

Sad thing is he probably would’ve got away with it if he hadn’t of rolled it… just greatful me and my family weren’t under it . Happened within minutes of us passing through there. Assh#*le

plato
plato
6 days ago

Drink or drug driving? Lifetime ban, rigorously enforced. End of.

Rob Ashton
Rob Ashton
6 days ago

Good thing is he won’t be insured if he is found guily of drink driving

Emma chandler
Emma chandler
5 days ago

Very stereotypical to blame people on benefits for the reason they have this car unbelievable and stupid comment! Anyone can crash a car wether rich or poor and the understanding of why they have the car really is neither here nor there just bigoted opinions hold this country bk

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
Reply to  Emma chandler
2 days ago

More likely to if drunk !!!!
Which he was ……

 

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