Drink drive suspect arrested after car collides into restaurant


A drink-drive suspect was arrested after a car collided with a restaurant building at Culcheth.

At 21:52 on Friday night one crew from Birchwood was called out to reports of a vehicle colliding into a commercial building on Warrington Road, Culcheth.

Crews were called to a road traffic collision involving one car impacting the Rokka Grill & Bar. Firefighters worked with other agencies to make the area safe and ensure everyone was accounted for.

They used a gas reader to monitor the area for any leaks following the impact – there were zero readings. A strict cordon was put in place by emergency services until a structural engineer could attend.

Police later confirmed that a drink-drive suspect had failed a breath test at the scene and had been arrested.

A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: “There were no reports of any injuries, but the driver of the car was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.
“The 31-year-old from Warrington was also arrested on suspicion of drink driving. He has since been released pending further enquiries.”

Meanwhile, the restaurant has re-opened for business posting on social media: “Our restaurant was involved with a collision from a car driving extremely fast around the bend on Warrington Rd. We are very, very lucky that no one within the restaurant or outside was injured, all a bit shook up but thankfully unharmed.
“We would firstly like to say thank you for the out pour of support that we have already received from the community with kind messages and asking if we need any help, it’s really appreciated.
We’ve been able to secure the windows that have been shattered with wooden boarding and we have given the restaurant a thorough clean throughout the early hours of the morning to make the property safe. We have also had an emergency surveillance team come out and check the structure of the building that was impacted and all is structurally stable and we have been given the go ahead to continue with business. Apart from the eye sore we will be OPEN and providing our service as normal!! We are working as fast as we can on getting fixtures replaced but until then our doors are open and the welcome and service will be exactly the same!!
“Thank you again for your understanding and continued support it means so much


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