SUSPECTED DRINK DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER CRASH AT BEAPER SHUTE

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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.

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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.

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Ben
Ben
13 days ago

Probably just be released and will do it again in a weeks time just like the bmw driver that had taken drugs but will probably kill someone next time and then it will be to late.

Amanda-Ghosts
Amanda-Ghosts
13 days ago

A tiresome problem only to be eased by jailing all, heavy fines, taking away the car, no excuses.

IF he had killed someone which he clearly could have, then it is only down to luck, not skill, so the sentence should reflect the likely harm, not the luck involved.

Dave
Dave
13 days ago

If found DUI should be minimum 10 year ban.. even that is weak if a person gets hurt from one of these drivers..

Wightman
Wightman
13 days ago

Crush the car and lifetime ban Simples!

Miss Angry
Miss Angry
Reply to  Wightman
12 days ago

Agree but people like that continue to drive without a licence and some even steal cars or drive them with no tax or mot

Paul
Paul
13 days ago

Crush the car, take away license and a heavy fine – job done!

freeloader
freeloader
12 days ago

Instal breath analyser in car – car doesn’t start unless test passed. -use camera to ensure it is actually driver that is taking test – use facial recognition to enable “access to breathalyser system” in car.

tech exists already

sit in car…switch breathalyser on….look into camera – face verified, system enables – face to remain in view, breathe into tube, breath analysed – if passed – ignition system activated – start car.

Y.I-Man
Y.I-Man
Reply to  freeloader
12 days ago

Too costly and you can bet, anything electronic Ebay, via China will be selling a device to bypass the system.

Harsh punishment of taking car, huge fine, ban for ten years, and jail for three no excuses, is the only way.

freeloader
freeloader
Reply to  Y.I-Man
11 days ago

Not a chance – no space in jails for that.

there are devices to skim card details at cash points – doesn’t stop ATM being used.

Truth
Truth
12 days ago

Life time ban for any idiot drivers is the answer, drink, drugs or dangerous driving.

That would make very quiet roads on the island, but safe…

Opinions dont matter
Opinions dont matter
12 days ago

Drink and drug drivers should get a lifetime driving ban also an 18 month prison sentence..

Martin Shoebridge
Martin Shoebridge
12 days ago

What happened to up before the magistrate in the morning? Is the driver allowed to drive until the 12th Feb? Can the ECHO pls clarify….

Rog
Rog
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
12 days ago

The problem is ; the clown prosecution service.

H20
H20
Reply to  Martin Shoebridge
12 days ago

Yes

Stu
Stu
12 days ago

I would say cut his leg off but he would probably steal an automatic.

Webby
Webby
12 days ago

Nice to see the usual judges on the echo bench today, just let the justice system do its job, you lot must struggle to get about with those halos above your head having never done a thing wrong in your entire lives!

Marcus
Marcus
12 days ago

Does anyone recognize that car? I’ll happily go out and clean out the scum

Me me
Me me
12 days ago

At least he crashed before killing somone thank god
10 year ban please

Last edited 12 days ago by Me me
Arthur Sausage
Arthur Sausage
12 days ago

Mobile verges now?
Should stay on the black stuff, safer!

TKSENSE
TKSENSE
12 days ago

What was this guy an Islander! I thought all incidents were main landers!

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