Drink and drug driving warning after teen arrested in Frampton Cotterell
11:40am Tuesday 29th April 2014 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving in Frampton Cotterell in the early hours of this morning.
The 17-year-old boy was detained at Woodland Road shortly after 3am.
Police were called to the scene by residents reporting that a car had been in collision with a number of parked vehicles. The car was blocking the road but was recovered by 4.20am.
The boy was arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs. He remains in police custody today (April 29).
The incident was one of two police attended in South Gloucestershire last night.
A 52-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of driving while unfit through drink or drugs in Willsbridge at around 2am by officers on routine patrol.
Community Safety Inspector Gerry Treacy said: “Avon and Somerset Police target drivers believed to be under the influence of drink or drugs throughout the year, not only during the national Christmas and summertime campaign periods.
“Drinking and driving, or driving while under the influence of drugs, puts the driver and other road users at risk and can ruin lives.”
The force warned drivers caught on the road while under the influence of alcohol or drugs risk a fine of up to £5,000, a minimum 12-month driving ban and a criminal record. They could end up in prison, may lose their job and could have difficulty finding insurance in the future.
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