Teen arrested in front of his parents after crash in Hathersage

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after colliding with a parked car in Hathersage. The 19-year-old driver caused damage to his own vehicle and a parked pick-up truck when failing to navigate around a slight bend in the road during the early hours of Sunday morning (April 10). Derbyshire Police said the parents of the driver were already at the scene recovering the vehicle when officers arrived.

Police said a roadside breath test was conducted and that the driver blew 59 – the legal limit is 35 – and was arrested. Derbyshire Dales Response Unit shared images of both vehicles after the incident in a tweet at 2.18am on Sunday. The pictures were posted alongside a tweet that read: “Hathersage.

19-year-old male thinks it is acceptable to drink drive. Fails to make the slightest bend ever and smashes into another car. “We arrive and parents are already present recovering his car!

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According to road safety charity Brake, you are up to six times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash if you have 50-80mg alcohol per 100ml blood, compared to 0ml. The England and Wales limit is 80mg alcohol per 100ml of blood. You are also three times more likely to die on the roads if you have 20-50mg alcohol per 100ml of blood, while you are 46 per cent more likely to be at fault in road collisions if you have just 10mg.

If caught over the drink-drive limit and/or driving while impaired by alcohol by police, the offender can receive a maximum penalty of six months in prison, an unlimited fine and an automatic driving ban of at least one year.

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