Police 'locate' driver after collision in Banbury - breath test is failed

Police 'located' the driver of a collision on the Bloxham Road in Banbury yesterday evening (Saturday)

Sunday, 5th December 2021, 9:36 am
Updated Sunday, 5th December 2021, 9:38 am
A breath test reading by Thames Valley Roads Policing showing a positive result

Thames Valley Roads Policing unit attended the incident and breathalysed the driver who failed the test. No one was hurt in the crash.

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The intervention happened less than a week after the force launched its 2021 Christmas 'Don't drink and drive' campaign, Operation Holly.

On Twitter in the early hours of this morning they said: "Following reports of a damage only collision this evening on the Bloxham road in Banbury, Police attended and located driver. Driver failed roadside breath test and was arrested. #Opholly..."

On the same evening the team was involved in a chase with a vehicle in Kidlington which made off from officers. The vehicle was stopped and the driver tested positive for Cocaine. Over £500 of shoplifting items were recovered from the vehicle. The driver was arrested.