All of the drivers stopped by police near Peterborough this week - including this lorry which collided with a van in Peterborough

All of the drivers stopped by police near Peterborough – including drunk driver who crashed into a police car

All drivers stopped by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit in the last seven days.

By Adam Barker
Sunday, 7th August 2022, 5:00 am

A van driver in Peterborough had a lucky escape after a lorry crashed into his broken-down vehicle on the Fletton Parkway this week.

Cambridgeshire Police were called at 7.15am on Friday (August 5) to reports of the Vauxhall Vivaro broken-down van in a live lane on the eastbound carriageway of the A1139 Fletton Parkway.

At about 7.45am a further report came in that a lorry had struck the rear of the van.

Luckily for the driver, he had vacated the vehicle and stood safely behind a barrier.

This was just one of the incidents covered in the last seven days by the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Road Policing Unit – the policing unit which patrols Peterborough’s roads.

In another unrelated incident, a driver was arrested for crashing into the back of a police car while under the influence of alcohol.

Police said that the driver’s opening comments to them when spoken to were: "You may as well arrest me now, I'm p****d."

The Peterborough Telegraph has compiled a round-up of the images shared on the BCH Road Poling Unit’s social media account this week:

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