Two drivers smash into walls

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TWO people were arrested last night after crashing into two walls.

The first incident took place at around 10.30pm when a black Volvo careered into the front of a Southsea furniture shop.

The driver ploughed into The Junction, on the corner of Victoria Road South and St Vincent Road and then fled the scene.

Off-duty ambulance technician Steve Pratt, of Marmion Road, rushed out of his flat to help the driver, before witnessing him run off.

The 23-year-old said: ‘I was watching from my house and I heard him come past.

‘I heard him skid and hit the shop.

‘I ran out and he was just getting out of the car.

‘He took all his paperwork out of the car and just ran off.

‘He was bleeding from his head.’

An eyewitness of Victoria Road North, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I heard the crash and came outside.

‘The driver ran off. I saw him take his shoes off and set off along Marmion Road.

‘I actually went to try and follow him but he could have gone anywhere.

‘I was just sat watching TV.’

Hampshire Police caught the driver, who has been arrested on suspicion of being drunk and in charge of a vehicle.

A spokesman for the force said: ‘Police were called just after 10.30pm to a car, which had collided with a building.

‘We had several calls and also reports that someone was running off from their vehicle.

‘The man tested positive in a breath test and was detained.’

Four fire crews – two from Cosham and two from Southsea – were called to make the scene safe.

A rapid-response ambulance car had briefly appeared, but then left.

In a separate incident, another car went through a garden wall in Kingston at midnight last night.

A green Volkswagen hit a wall in Samuel Road, near to St Mary’s Road.

The driver was arrested for drink driving.