Man charged with drink-driving following collision

A MAN has been charged with drink-driving following a collision which led to a car crashing into Harry Ramsden’s in Marine Parade, Worthing.

A grey Toyota Corolla driven by Charles George Smith, 24, of High Bar Lane, Thakeham, Pulborough, collided with a black Ford Fiesta, driven by a 31-year-old local woman, as she was travelling east along Marine Parade.

The Fiesta ended up crashing into Harry Ramsden’s fish and chip restaurant.

The woman suffered bruising, as did the front seat passenger in the Toyota – a 22-year-old man from Pulborough. Neither required hospital treatment. Smith was also unhurt. No one in the chip shop was injured.

Smith provided a positive roadside breath test and was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

He was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol – 54 microgrammes in 100 millilitres of breath: the legal limit is 35mcgs – and has been bailed to appear before Worthing magistrates on March 30.

The Fiesta crashed into Harry Ramsden's following a collision with a grey Toyota Carolla   Picture: Eddie Mitchell

The Fiesta crashed into Harry Ramsden's following a collision with a grey Toyota Carolla Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Anyone who saw what happened or who may have information is asked to email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 1316 of 14/3.