Mappperly car smash
PICTURED: The car left the road and smashed into a fence and car on a driveway in Mapperley

Police have today praised ‘quick-thinking’ witnesses who tripped up a dangerous driving suspect who tried to flee the scene after his BMW smashed through a fence and into a car on a driveway in Mapperley

They then managed to detain him until officers arrived to make an arrest.

Nottinghamshire Police today released dramatic images showing the aftermath of the collision, which caused significant damage to the fence, a wall and the resident’s car.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of failing to provide a sample, dangerous driving and failing to report an accident. He was taken to hospital after suffering a cut to his head and rib pain. 

He has been reported for summons for the offence of failing to provide a sample and will be given a court date in due course. 

The incident happened in Private Road at around 7.15am on Saturday (May 8).

Police Constable Molly Mason, of Nottinghamshire Police, is leading the investigation. She said: “This must have been a terrifying experience for the home owner who started the weekend with a car smashing into their home, wall and vehicle. They suffered a considerable amount of damage. 

“I would like to praise the members of public who managed to help officers with the arrest. It was really brave and public-spirited of them.

“We are always on the lookout for dangerous drivers and drink-driving is something that we absolutely won’t tolerate in Nottinghamshire.

“Thankfully no one was injured. Being behind the wheel when over the limit is dangerous and has caused some of the most serious incidents on our roads.”

“We know dangerous driving can cause such tragedy to innocent victims and their families and change the course of their lives forever so it’s sad to see that people are still willing to take that risk.

“We will keep the pressure up and continue our work to educate and enforce wherever we can.”

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