Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing Land Rover Defender into a Co-op supermarket

A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after driving a Land Rover Defender into a Co-op supermarket.

A car was reported to have driven into the store in Wynyard, County Durham, at around 9.30 p.m. last night.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing Land Rover Defender into a Co-op supermarket

Police arrived shortly after, and despite significant damage to the shop, no one was injured as a result of the reckless move.

To ensure the safety of the occupants, a flat above the shop had to be evacuated.

Photos from the incident show the Land Rover poking out of the store, surrounded by police tape.

A spokesperson from Cleveland Police said: ‘A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, after the black Land Rover Defender he was driving collided with the shop front of the Village Stores in Wynyard at around 9.30pm last night.

Man arrested on suspicion of drink driving after crashing Land Rover Defender into a Co-op supermarket

‘Nobody was hurt in the incident, but substantial damage was caused to the shop and occupants of the flats above had to be evacuated.

‘The man is currently in police custody.’

One passing dog walker told Teesside Live: ‘It’s ridiculous when will drivers learn? Residents now can’t use the shop. I hope they’re being charged for the damage.’

source:nsemwokrom.com