Wiltshire Police have arrested a man in connection with a crash in Swindon, where a van driver lost control and collided with a lamppost – missing pedestrians by just a few metres.
The silver Ford was written off in the incident, which happened outside the Greek Olive restaurant on Faringdon Road at just after 10pm on Friday night, 9 March.
According to an eyewitness at the scene, who didn’t want to be named, the driver of the vehicle jumped out and ran from the scene after he realised that the van was un-driveable.
They also said that he was ‘very drunk’, missed two female pedestrians by just a few metres, and then gave the nearby pedestrians verbal abuse before leaving scene.
A spokesperson for Wiltshire Police said: “A 29 year old local man was arrested in connection with this and has been released under investigation.”
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