Police investigate drink-drive allegation after Corby crash

A thermal imaging camera was used to search woods to make sure nobody was thrown from the vehicle

By Sam Wildman
Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 4:43 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 4:44 pm

Police are investigating an allegation of drink-driving after a car ended up on its site in a wooded area in Corby.

Corby fire crews and a station commander were called after a BMW 3 Series left the carriageway in Uppingham Road, near Great Oakley, between 11pm and 11.30pm on Monday (February 24).

Two people were reported to be trapped but when fire crews arrived they had released themselves from the car, which was on its side in a wooded area.

Emergency services at the scene. Credit: Corby Fire Station

The crews used cutting equipment to gain access to the vehicle and a thermal imaging camera was used to search the woods to ensure that no-one was thrown from the car.

A police spokesman said nobody suffered any serious injuries but that they are investigating an allegation of drink-driving.

Witnesses should call police on 101.