Suspected drink driver arrested after fleeing scene of crash in Walton-le-Dale

A 34-year-old man is in custody after fleeing the scene of a crash in Walton-le-Dale last night (Wednesday, April 20).

By Matthew Calderbank
Thursday, 21st April 2022, 10:49 am
Updated Thursday, 21st April 2022, 11:01 am

Police were called to the scene near the entrance to the Holland House estate at around 9pm after one of the drivers – a local man – fled on foot.

He was later caught and arrested on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of the accident in Holland House Road.

He was led into the back of a police van and taken into custody where he remains this morning.

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The crash happened near the entrance to the Holland House estate in Walton-le-Dale last night (Wednesday, April 21). Pic credit: Dimitris Stamatellos

Both cars suffered damage but no injuries were reported.

Lancashire Police is asking witnesses or anyone with information to call the force on 101, quoting log 1533 of April 20, 2022.

A police spokesman confirmed: “A 34-year-old man from Walton-le-Dale has been arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol and failing to stop at the scene of an accident. He remains in custody at this time.”