Driver ‘four times over limit’ after rush-hour crash

By Saul Cooke-Black   |   BBC local democracy reporter   |
Wednesday 13th January 2021 12:33 pm
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The car damaged in the crash

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A DRIVER was arrested for drink driving after crashing into a road sign on the dual carriageway near Raglan during the morning rush hour.

Gwent Police posted photos of the wrecked car and sign, saying: “The driver of this vehicle managed to drive around 300 yards prior to crashing in to the road sign on the A449.

“Likely as a result of being more than four times the drink drive limit at 9.30 in the morning.”

The incident on Monday, January 11, happened at the Raglan/Abergavenny A449/A40 junction on the southbound carriageway, with the car colliding with the sign on the verge.

Another stretch of the A40 southbound between just west of Mitchel Troy also saw an accident on Tuesday, January 12, which saw the road closed at the Gibraltar Tunnels in Monmouth and diversions in operation.

Police in north-east Monmouthshire have been busy on the roads, with a car seized in Monmouth on Saturday night, January 9, when officers stopped to help a motoris changing a tyre, only to doscover they had been driving without insurance.

Officers have also been carrying out speed checks in Pen y Pound and off-road bike patrols around Abergavenny.

Police have also asked people to be on the look out for a green Yamaha ’Grizzly’ quad bike and a red Honda (child’s) quad stolen from a farm in Llangattock Lingoed sometime before 10pm on Wednesdya, January 6.

A black VW Golf was seen in the area at the time of the theft, and anyone with information, is asked to call 101, reference 2100006201

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