Woman arrested for drink driving after crashing car into a river in Portsmouth

Hampshire police have arrested a woman for suspected drink driving after a car ended up submerged in a river in Fareham. The shocking crash saw a Vauxhall Astra fully submerged into the River Wallington but luckily no one was hurt. Hampshire Constabulary were called to Wallington Way at 2.50am on Thursday (October 8) to reports of a Vauxhall Astra having crashed into the River Wallington at the Delme Roundabout, Fareham.

Driver arrested in the early hours of this morning for drink driving.

They had a lucky escape after their vehicle end up in the River Wallington.

Recovery now on scene. #Dontdrinkdrive #23754 pic.twitter.com/oRBbhA89RC

— Hants Roads Policing (@HantsPolRoads) October 8, 2020

A 38-year-old woman from Gosport has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving in relation to the crash.

The roads policing unit have now dragged the destroyed car out of the river with a recovery truck.