Emergency services were called to Yarbridge on Friday after a VW Polo collided with as Ford Fusion on the crossroads side of the railway bridge at Marshcombe Shute, as first reported by Island Echo.
The occupants of the Ford sustained minor injuries with an elderly woman conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital by ambulance.
Police have now confirmed that 26-year-old Alice Cannel, of Abingdon Road in Ryde, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving. She was taken to Newport Police Station where she provided an evidential breath sample and was subsequently charged with drink driving.
Cannel will appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court next month.
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