Crash tops off three drink-drive arrests in last 24 hours for police

Police later arrested the female driver for suspected drink-driving
Police later arrested the female driver for suspected drink-driving

Police in Cookstown say they have made three arrests for drink driving in the last 24-hours in the Mid Ulster area, with one coming following a serious crash.

Officers reported responding to a collision in the early hours, on the road to Stewartstown.

They also provided a picture of a very badly damaged vehicle, which they said was missing a front wheel as well as some body work.

A woman was later arrested.

Police said: "That's three drink drivers in the last 24 hours.

"In the early hours of this morning, officers from C Section responded to a report of a road traffic collision out towards Stewartstown.

"You can see half the car was ripped off and so was the front wheel. All the airbags have deployed so you can imagine a very violent collision and impact.

"The driver was located and was arrested for excess alcohol. She's very lucky to be alive. Luckily no one else was injured in the collision but it could have been so much worse."

A man was also arrested for suspected drink-driving in Tobermore, after police "happened across a vehicle veering across the central white lines" when they were searching for a missing man.