Car crashes on Basingstoke ring road

Basingstoke Gazette: Car crashes on Basingstoke ring road Car crashes on Basingstoke ring road

A WOMAN had to be freed from her car after a crash on the Basingstoke ring road early this morning.

A total of ten firefighters from Basingstoke fire station attended the incident at around 2.30am, on the roundabout linking the A340 Ringway West, and the A339 Ringway North.

The car is thought to have been driven on to the roundabout, before turning over and landing on four wheels. No other car was involved.

Firefighters freed the woman in 20 minutes and she was taken to hospital with a wrist injury.

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12:18pm Mon 9 Jun 14

jonone says...

Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle?

I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me!
Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle? I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me! jonone
  • Score: -6

12:38pm Mon 9 Jun 14

JJ38JJ says...

jonone wrote:
Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle?

I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me!
I think I'm right in saying that to be convicted of drink driving a breath test alone is not enough evidence. If the police are prepared to make that information public - even on Twitter - then they must have some evidence, presumably a blood test whilst at hospital.
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle? I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me![/p][/quote]I think I'm right in saying that to be convicted of drink driving a breath test alone is not enough evidence. If the police are prepared to make that information public - even on Twitter - then they must have some evidence, presumably a blood test whilst at hospital. JJ38JJ
  • Score: 5

1:39pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Folkestone Saint says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
jonone wrote:
Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle?

I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me!
I think I'm right in saying that to be convicted of drink driving a breath test alone is not enough evidence. If the police are prepared to make that information public - even on Twitter - then they must have some evidence, presumably a blood test whilst at hospital.
You may find that with just a wrist injury she is not being kept in and was released into police custody after treatment, as for the breath test, if it was carried out at the police station or if the woman refused then there is enough evidence
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle? I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me![/p][/quote]I think I'm right in saying that to be convicted of drink driving a breath test alone is not enough evidence. If the police are prepared to make that information public - even on Twitter - then they must have some evidence, presumably a blood test whilst at hospital.[/p][/quote]You may find that with just a wrist injury she is not being kept in and was released into police custody after treatment, as for the breath test, if it was carried out at the police station or if the woman refused then there is enough evidence Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 1

8:59pm Mon 9 Jun 14

basingstokediscos says...

Drove passed this not long after it took place, judging by the absolute wreck of a car the driver is lucky to be alive. The amount of emergency services present was ridiculous.
Drove passed this not long after it took place, judging by the absolute wreck of a car the driver is lucky to be alive. The amount of emergency services present was ridiculous. basingstokediscos
  • Score: -4

2:50pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Sam_Walker123456 says...

jonone wrote:
Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle?

I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me!
Wow, how many times and with what language did you complain in order to be blocked? Was it driving standards in general or was it police driving standards you were concerned about?
[quote][p][bold]jonone[/bold] wrote: Hampshire Traffic Police were tweeting about this being a drink driving incident this morning. I am curious to know at what point they were able to breathalise her, do they do that to people when trapped in a vehicle? I'd ask them directly, but I complained about poor driving standards in Basingstoke and they blocked me![/p][/quote]Wow, how many times and with what language did you complain in order to be blocked? Was it driving standards in general or was it police driving standards you were concerned about? Sam_Walker123456
  • Score: 5

10:57pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Marina Morris says...

It is extremely unlikely she was breath tested whilst still 'trapped' in her car but once she's out, concious and it doesn't impede on her immediate treatment then it's likely she was breath tested in the ambulance. If she was 'over' (it's only a screening device and not used in evidence) she wouldn't be arrested but would be accompanied to the hospital for her treatment and a police doctor would attend to take a blood sample. If she didn't need to go to hospital she would be arrested and taken to the police station and asked to provide two more breath samples and the lowest reading is the one they'd use to either charge if over or release if under. As long as they have evidence that she was driving then the breath test at the police station (not the one at the scene) is all the evidence they need.

Incidentally, why was the amount of emergency services at the scene 'ridiculous'? If you or one of your family had a crash wouldn't you want there to be a fire and rescue team there? and an ambulance? And the police to protect the scene and do all the necassary paperwork?
It is extremely unlikely she was breath tested whilst still 'trapped' in her car but once she's out, concious and it doesn't impede on her immediate treatment then it's likely she was breath tested in the ambulance. If she was 'over' (it's only a screening device and not used in evidence) she wouldn't be arrested but would be accompanied to the hospital for her treatment and a police doctor would attend to take a blood sample. If she didn't need to go to hospital she would be arrested and taken to the police station and asked to provide two more breath samples and the lowest reading is the one they'd use to either charge if over or release if under. As long as they have evidence that she was driving then the breath test at the police station (not the one at the scene) is all the evidence they need. Incidentally, why was the amount of emergency services at the scene 'ridiculous'? If you or one of your family had a crash wouldn't you want there to be a fire and rescue team there? and an ambulance? And the police to protect the scene and do all the necassary paperwork? Marina Morris
  • Score: 4

10:17am Wed 11 Jun 14

JJ38JJ says...

At the end of the day the alcohol issue is a tad irrelevant. Any driver who flips a car over on an empty roundabout is driving dangerously and will expect to lose their licence.
At the end of the day the alcohol issue is a tad irrelevant. Any driver who flips a car over on an empty roundabout is driving dangerously and will expect to lose their licence. JJ38JJ
  • Score: 5

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