Police have arrested a suspected drink driver as a result of them crashing their car on Beaper Shute near Brading this evening (Tuesday).
Emergency services were called to the single vehicle incident at the junction of Carpenters Road at around 20:30.
The male driver of the red Vauxhall Astra has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst over the prescribed drink drive limit and has been put in the back of a police van for transportation to custody.
Island Echo has been told by witnesses that officers struggling to detain the male.
The main A road between Ryde and Brading remains open to traffic in both directions.
Police are awaiting recovery of the vehicle, which has left the carriageway, gone up a grass bank and into a fence.
UPDATE WEDNESDAY – 34-year-old William Bushnell, of Preston Close in Ryde, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle when alcohol level above limit.
He will appear before the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court on 12th February 2021.