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SHANKLIN WOMAN CHARGED WITH DRINK DRIVING AFTER LAST NIGHT’S POLICE VAN CRASH

914293fb-45f1-4e52-a787-797e3ae7245432-year-old Danielle Tuffrey has been charged with drink driving, driving without insurance and driving without a valid test certificate following a crash involving a Police van in Sandown last night (Thursday).

As previously reported by Island Echo, at around 19:15 a Police van was being driven along Fitzroy Street as part of a normal patrol when it crashed into the side of a Mini One. The driver of the Mini, now known to be Tuffrey, failed to stop at a give way line as she emerged from Leed Street, causing the Ford Transit cell van to crash into the side of the vehicle.

Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that 2 Police officers were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.

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A man in his 20s, who was a passenger in the Mini, was taken to hospital with serious injuries but they are not deemed to be life-threatening.

Danielle Tuffrey, of Atherley Park Way in Shanklin, has been bailed to appear at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court on 4th February.

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UNBELIEVABLY IRRESPONSIBLE
UNBELIEVABLY IRRESPONSIBLE
4 months ago

Courts need to get tougher with uninsured drivers, drunk or drugged drivers and those with no Licence or Test Certificates, the passenger is seriously injured because of her total disregard for the law. The Police van is needing costly repair and the Police officers were put at risk of serious injury.
Bans and fines do not deter these people, actual or suspended custodial sentences are needed.
These drivers are potential killers.

robert russell
robert russell
Reply to  UNBELIEVABLY IRRESPONSIBLE
4 months ago

That’ll be the day when the courts get tougher It will happen, because it must, but I doubt we” see it in our lifetime.

Letting you know
Letting you know
4 months ago

The passenger should be charged with aidding and abetting the drunk woman, he must have known what she had been drinking before getting into her car…

No insurance or mot, that says it all, this woman has no respect for the law or respect to public safety, her passenger is just has bad…

Shaun
Shaun
Reply to  Letting you know
4 months ago

Yes another muppet,sorry two muppets,drunk and car not legal what a surprise.

lucas
lucas
4 months ago

No insurance , no MOT, and too drunk to even stop at a junction, staggering self entitlement and arrogance of this moron. lucky it was a nice big van that got in her way and not a kid on a bike.

Lee
Lee
4 months ago

No better way for a criminal to get caught than by bumping into the local boys in blue.

Hopefully they throw the book at her.

So many crimes all at once.

I suppose her defence will come out with some poor excuse.

Drink driving there is no excuse for, and the rest of the crimes are unforgivable.

Heather Holloway
Heather Holloway
Reply to  Lee
4 months ago

Nothing but a custodial sentence will suffice. Getting fed up hearing a slap on the wrist will do

Lee
Lee
Reply to  Heather Holloway
4 months ago

This drunk committed to many crimes and also injured Police.

Only 1 place for this person, behind bars, could have killed persons.

Tony
Tony
4 months ago

Ha ha Karma, thankfully it wasn’t a motorcycle.

me me
me me
4 months ago

hope they give her prison could have kill some one ,what’s up with people

Dave
Dave
Reply to  me me
4 months ago

Or maybe a driver awareness course

John
John
4 months ago

The island Roads are some of the most UNSAFE in the country.

Nearly everyday due to McDonalds being in a ridiculous location at Ryde and having zero traffic management there will be a series accident one time.
“It is a disaster waiting too happen”

I have contacted IW Council and Bob Seely on numerous occasions
But to be honest they are clueless and useless!

Ed Down
Ed Down
Reply to  John
4 months ago

On a main road out of town next to a supermarket?? Yes totally stupid location. Where would you have put it? The middle of union street?

What exactly to you expect Bob Seely to say? Sorry Ronald your going to have to lift the building up and put it somewhere else?

Ed Down
Ed Down
4 months ago

There’s never a copper around when you need one …….. Oh hold on a second

Michael
Michael
4 months ago

People makes mistakes, she will get punished for it and have a criminal record, I’m sure she feels bloody awful, give the girl a break

 

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