Man arrested for drink-driving after car ends up on its side in Rushden

Crash in Higham Road
Crash in Higham Road

A man was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after the car he was driving ended up on its side on one of the main roads into Rushden.

Police were called after a Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a crash in Higham Road, Rushden, on Friday evening.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “We were called at 7pm on Friday to Higham Road where a white Vauxhall Corsa had been involved in a collision and landed on its side.

“No-one was injured but the driver, a 30-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.”

The crash took place in Higham Road, which is the main road connecting Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

In the past, residents have said this stretch of road has had problems with speeding and anti-social driving.

The concerns led to the setting up of the Slowdown Rushden & Higham action group, which was launched by residents last summer in a bid to stop problems with speeding, including noise around the clock and damage to cars caused by speeding vehicles.

One of the aims of the campaign group was to involve local businesses, schools and residents in a campaign for zero tolerance of speeding, and to put pressure on the council and police to improve signage and install average speed cameras, and prosecute offenders where necessary.

The first business to sign and display the pledge was the Waitrose store at Crown Park in Rushden last October.

Concerns from residents also led to a one-day police operation being carried out in the area last November with 25 driving offences detected by officers.

The offences included four drivers not wearing a seatbelt, two counts of speeding and four drivers reported for using their mobile phones.