Woman who was saved from Fenland drain in court on suspicion of drink driving

A woman will appear at Peterborough Magistrates' Court later this month after she crashed her car into a Fenland drain while drunk.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 12:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:45 pm
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A heroic member of the public pulled the driver from her vehicle after it left the road and entered a Fenland drain.

The man jumped into North Level Drain in Parsons Drove near Wisbech and managed to pull the woman out of the vehicle, which was submerged underwater.

Emergency crews were called on Sunday, April 30 at 9.19pm after a vehicle left the road on The Bank junction with Marshals Bank, and entered into water.

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue, East of England Ambulance Service, HART and the East of England Air Ambulance attended along with officers.

The 58-year-old woman from Spalding was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and was taken to the Police Investigation Centre at Kings Lynn.

She will appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday May 17.

Did you witness the collision? Please call 101 and quote incident CC-30042017-0536.

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