Man arrested on suspicion of drug driving following three-car collision in Fareham
A MAN was arrested at the scene of a three-car collision in Fareham on suspicion of drug driving.
The westbound carriage of The Avenue, near Fareham Train Station, was closed by police at around 4pm yesterday (September 16) following the incident in which one car was flipped on its roof.
One person was taken to hospital as a result.
A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘We were called out at 4.07pm yesterday afternoon to reports of a three-vehicle collision outside Fareham Train Station.
‘A Vauxhall, a Honda and a Fiat were involved in a collision, resulting in the Vauxhall leaving the road under a bridge and ending up on its roof.
‘Three people received minor injuries as a result.
‘A 17-year-old man from Fareham was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drugs. He was later released under investigation.’
A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service added: ‘We were called at 3.53pm to The Avenue in Fareham to a three-vehicle collision.
‘We sent to the scene two ambulance crews and an ambulance officer. They were assessing and treating patients and just one was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.’
Delays of around 15 minutes were reported by AA Traffic as a result of the incident.
In a statement on social media Fareham police said: ‘We had to close the westbound carriageway, causing severe disruption to local traffic.
‘A male has been arrested, at the scene, by our Roads Policing Unit colleagues, for providing a positive drugs wipe.’