Woman fails roadside breath test after A24 crash

A woman failed a roadside breath test at the scene of the collision on the A24 on Wednesday SUS-150704-151210001
A woman failed a roadside breath test at the scene of the collision on the A24 on Wednesday SUS-150704-151210001

A WOMAN failed a roadside breath test after a two-car collision on the A24 on Wednesday evening, police have confirmed.

Emergency services attended the incident, which happened just before the Washington roundabout on the southbound carriageway at 7.45pm.

A police spokesman said: “This involved a Toyota Celica which was travelling northbound and had collided with a Mercedes moving southbound.

“A 28-year-old woman driver of the Toyota failed a breath test at the scene but was taken to hospital after complaining of head pain and having suffered minor cuts and bruising.”

A dog in the back of the Toyota suffered serious injuries and was taken to a vet for treatment.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 28-year-old man from Littlehampton, was not injured.

The woman driver was arrested at the scene then de-arrested after going to hospital.

Blood tests were taken and police are awaiting the results regarding the possible drink-driving offence.