Driver arrested on suspicion of drink driving after destroying post box in Peterborough

A driver has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after destroying a post box in the early hours of the morning (September 16).

Thursday, 16th September 2021, 11:55 am
Updated Thursday, 16th September 2021, 9:19 pm
Remains of the postbox on Thorpe Road. Photo: Ken Board.

Police were called to Thorpe Road, opposite Thorpe Hall, at just before 1:45am and found a silver Nissan Micra had ploughed into a post box.

It appears that the car did not long belong to the driver as he was later charged with taking without the owner’s consent (twocing).

He initially fled the scene but was found by police nearby. No one was injured.

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A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “We were called at 1.42am this morning (Thursday) with reports of a collision in Thorpe Road, Peterborough, where the driver fled the scene.

“A 20-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested nearby on suspicion of drink driving, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report a collision.

“He’s currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

“No one was injured.”