'Mad Friday' driver's 'assault' claim

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after claiming to police he had been assaulted and had his car stolen.

Saturday, 17th December 2016, 10:23 am
Updated Sunday, 18th December 2016, 1:14 pm
The car collided with a parked Volkswagen Golf Image: Lancashire Police

The man rang Lancashire Police claiming he had been attacked and had his Audi vehicle taken while out in Preston on Friday night.

Following investigations police believe he crashed his own car into a parked Volkswagen Golf.

When breathalysed he proved to be more than twice over the limit and is now in police custody.

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Police said they had been busy overnight with 'drink related' offences but there had been no serious incidents reported.

Friday night was dubbed 'Mad Friday' due to the number of workplaces finishing for the festive break.