Police officers were alerted to a scene of a car crash in Buckinghamshire after a suspected drink driver caused damage yesterday.

The driver of a red SUV crashed into a bollard and a road sign outside Tesco Superstore in Amersham on Sunday November 13, impact of which caused the driver’s airbag to inflate and left the car with a huge dent. 

After smashing into the traffic island on London Road West and destroying the road sign, the female driver then tried to leave Amersham, Thames Valley Police said.

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The force said: “The driver decided it was worth the risk and had been drinking so she decided that she wouldn’t wait around and tried to leave #amersham before we arrived!”

However, she was “quickly located” thanks to the help of an off-duty Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).

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The driver was taken to hospital as a precaution, where she was required to do a blood test, which “she failed to provide,” the force said.

“The driver now faces a court date for failing to provide and will be banned from driving,” Thames Valley Police said on social media.

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