NEWPORT MAN CHARGED WITH DRINK DRIVING AFTER CRASHING INTO BRIDGE AT BRADING

40-year-old Tom Johnson has been charged with drink driving after crashing into Rowborough Bridge near Brading yesterday afternoon (Saturday).

Mr Johnson, of Barton Road in Newport, will now appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 21st September accused of driving a vehicle when alcohol level above limit.

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency services were called to Rowborough Lane at just before 15:15 following reports of a van crashing head-on into a bridge.

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The Isle of Wight Ambulance Service responded to the scene and soon requested the attendance of Police, who went on to breathalyse the 40-year-old driver at the roadside. He was subsequently arrested and taken into custody at Newport Police Station.

Thankfully no other persons were involved in yesterday’s collision, which has left Johnson’s white Citroen Belingo van with heavy front end damage.

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Suzie
Suzie
8 months ago

Had this person driven through the narrow Brading High St prior to this accident…worrying!!

Island bricky
Island bricky
8 months ago

Well done! What a plonked!

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
8 months ago

See drink driver ..
Let’s hope he gets a severe sentence!!!! ….

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Miss sensible
8 months ago

He won’t

Despondant
Despondant
Reply to  Miss sensible
8 months ago

Bet he doesn’t though it’ll be slapped wrist , maybe lose his license if he has one and even if he doesn’t have one he’ll still lose it the law is an arse.

Gaz B.Sc.
Gaz B.Sc.
8 months ago

What an absolute AH that could have easily have been some poor sod coming the other way and killed his family and kids. Swilled up scum driving in this state need banning from driving for life

Bewildered..
Bewildered..
8 months ago

If one is drink driving or on drugs, I believe that person/vehicle would not be insured.. same as those idiots that have blue lights lit on public roads, not insured… makes me want to crash into them… accidently of course… just to get them off the roads, they bare dangerous.. the different coloured lights grab oncoming drivers attention for a moment… in that moment anything could happen, Same with loud exhausts, if insurance company does not know, you may be uninsured..

Sunshine
Sunshine
8 months ago

Curse this bloke and anyone else who gets behind the wheel having had a drink or taken scummy drugs. It’s really not ok to do this, innocent people could get injured or killed. These scum bags should be fined really heavily and banned from driving for 5 years then made to take another driving test before they are given their license back.

Mojo
Mojo
8 months ago

How much educating does it take to get the message through, besides much stiffer penalties , as once again his actions could of killed innocent people .
im sorry to say this is what it’s going to take before something in the law is changed

Fed up.
Fed up.
Reply to  Mojo
8 months ago

I doubt it would change even then. I guess the gov gets a lot tax revenue from the sale of alcohol so they wouldn’t really want to do anything that curtails the use of it too much. It’s too readily available though, it should only be off licences that sell it like how it used to be, but now it looks like there’s none of them left. Whatever, people should be banned for life from driving, no more chances, 2 and that is it, it’s even generous giving them a 2nd chance but in our so liberal society hardly anyone would accept only once and you’re banned for life. Some people should just not be allowed to drive ever again, fullstop.

John
John
8 months ago

BAN HIM FROM DRIVING FOR LIFE
THESE DRINK DRIVERS NEVER LEARN

fred
fred
8 months ago

The people who sell alcohol need to take more responsibility for the people they fuel up and let loose on the public. Pubs and off licences know who the drunks are and the ones driving. Remove alcohol sales from supermarkets too. Pubs and off licences only. Also add a safe mild cannabis to the off licence roster. Don’t like it myself but probation is not working and the illegal stuff is turning people into nutters.

Nomorethoughtpolice
Nomorethoughtpolice
Reply to  fred
8 months ago

You can’t blame the retailers, the problems are with the consumers.

The consumers are the problem just like the drug consumers, and supermarkets don’t sell illegal drugs.

Why would you want responsible people from enjoying a glass of wine or two??

 

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