Teenager charged with drink-driving after hitting wall in Garden of Reflection in Fareham

A 19-YEAR-OLD from Fareham has been charged with drink-driving after veering off the road and driving into the town’s Garden of Reflection on Friday night.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 3:14 pm
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 4:46 pm

Police closed Trinity Street in Fareham to deal with the crash at 10.09pm on Friday.

Eye-witnesses report three police vans in attendance, with officers having to manage a crowd of 15 people who congregated around the scene of the incident.

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The Garden of Reflection, in Fareham, saw one of its wall damaged in the suspected drink-driving crash. Picture: Google Street Maps

A spokeswoman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We were called at 10.09pm on Friday, October 16, to reports of a single vehicle collision.

‘A vehicle had been in collision with a traffic island, causing damage to a light and signage, before colliding with the wall of the Gardens of Reflection.’

Shay Page, 19, of Fairfield Avenue in Fareham, was arrested and has been charged with drink-driving.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on February 18.

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