Two arrests in first week of drink-driving campaign in Diss
Two arrests have been made in the first week of a drink-driving campaign in south Norfolk.
Two men have been charged in connection with driving offences following incidents in Palgrave and Wortham.
Police were called to Lows Lane shortly after 11pm on December 8 following a collision between two vehicles, an Audi A3 and a Peugeot Partner van, at Denmark Bridge.
The driver of the Peugeot fled from the scene, however after further enquiries, was arrested by officers the following day.
Michael Saxton, 35, from Mellis Road, Yaxley, has been charged with failing to stop after a road traffic accident, failing to co-operate with a preliminary breath test and obstructing a constable in the execution of their duty.
A second incident happened in Upper Rose Lane in Palgrave on December 8 when a black Renault Clio made off from police around 10.30pm.
The vehicle was located a short time later in Wortham in Suffolk and a man was arrested.
Rhys Woodrow, 25, from Willbye Avenue, Diss, has been charged with dangerous driving, driving otherwise in accordance with a license, no insurance and drink-driving.
Inspector Jason Selvarajah said: “During the festive period, we see rises in drink and drug drive-related collisions and local officers will be patrolling the roads.”
Both men will appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court on January 8.