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RYDE WOMAN CHARGED WITH DRINK DRIVING AFTER MARSHCOMBE SHUTE CRASH

E7a8da24-be12-4334-84b9-7212c6c7305526-year-old Alice Cannell has been charged with drink driving following Friday night’s crash on Marshcombe Shute near Brading.

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.

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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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renfrey ascott
renfrey ascott
1 month ago

Why are there so many drink drivers on the island roads. Surely we should have one strike and then banned for life from driving.

Very Old Bill
Very Old Bill
Reply to  renfrey ascott
1 month ago

Totally agree with you, the elderly female’s minor injuries could so easily have been fatal injuries. Don’t suppose that the offending female driver would care…..

fred
fred
1 month ago

It’s Christmas time! Happy work meals and drinks then crashing your car. Also have fun getting massively into debt buying unwanted gifts that end up in land fill in two months time.

2muchcrimelatey
2muchcrimelatey
1 month ago

Im surprised there aren’t more accidents here to be honest with the amount of drivers that jumP the lights as the next lot change. It’s a junction that has a lot of chancers. Drink driving isn’t on and I’m sure the person will be punished no doubt with something like a driving ban for a year or two a few points and a slap on the wrist. I hope the injured party has a speedy recovery. 

Bojosays?
Bojosays?
1 month ago

So the guy who was charged with drink driving 24 hours after this young lady is due in court on the 14th December, but this young lady isn’t due in court until January? Something not quite right here

AppleyBird
AppleyBird
Reply to  Bojosays?
1 month ago

It says she’ll be in court next month – December.

Charlesw
Charlesw
1 month ago

There is an empty prison at Parkhurst; lock all these drink and drug drivers in there. Who know how many more people this drink will hurt over xmas

oldbutalive
oldbutalive
Reply to  Charlesw
1 month ago

Probably not enough room at Parkhurst to house them all.

Lee
Lee
1 month ago

Only one way to deal with drink drivers
Prison

disillusioned
disillusioned
1 month ago

Yet another drink driver…. Will these stupid people ever learn?! Seems to be getting worse here on the island, drink and / or drug driving. I agree with other commentators that drink drivers should receive much longer driving bans, maybe lifetime bans in the worst cases. I hope the elderly lady who was injured makes a full recovery.

 

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