Man arrested after BMW overturns near Bognor

A man has been arrested after a BMW was in collision with another car before smashing into a lamp post and overturning in Rose Green.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 2:53 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:50 am
Contributed picture showing the overturned BMW outside the Aldwick RBL
Contributed picture showing the overturned BMW outside the Aldwick RBL

According to police, the driver of the BMW failed to stop for officers on Nyetimber Lane after it was seen leaving a pub ‘at speed’ on Sunday afternoon, October 16.

It was in collision with a car pulling into a petrol station in Rose Green Road and then struck a lamp post, flipping over and landing on its roof outside the Royal British Legion, police said.

A police spokesperson said: “One man, believed to be the passenger remained with the car, and was checked over for minor injuries.

Contributed picture showing the overturned BMW outside the Aldwick RBL

“The other man was located nearby in Pembroke Way and was arrested.

“He was first taken to St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester with minor injuries where he remained overnight before being transferred to custody on Monday morning.”

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug driving, drink driving and failing to stop, the police spokesperson added.

It is understood an air ambulance was deployed, and that the driver of car hit as it entered a petrol station was checked over for minor injuries.

Contributed picture showing the overturned BMW outside the Aldwick RBL

Anyone who saw what happened between Nyetimber Lane and Road Green Road is asked to contact police on [email protected] quoting serial 1076 of 16/10.

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